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The Sparrow Sisters
Bookreporter : The Sparrow Sisters (September 28, 2015)

A spectacular debut... The sisters are delightful characters, and Henry is reminiscent of a lovesick schoolboy, making him an endearing man everyone wants to root for.

Under the Udala Trees

I ache for a canon of Okparanta's writing. She is sensitive, incisive and poignant. The fiction is well-paced, the narrative deft and engaging; she addresses her subject matter with solidarity gentle enough for those who are familiar with it and fierce clarity for those who have yet to learn.

Eileen: A Novel
Bookreporter : Eileen (September 29, 2015)

What makes Eileen so unique...is how easily it could have been a short story or a novella, and yet it works perfectly as a novel.

After the Parade: A Novel
Bookreporter : After the Parade (October 03, 2015)

After The Parade is a skillful blend of small moments and big ideas, all centered on a memorable and genuinely sympathetic character whose story of letting go and finding home will resonate with readers for a very long time.

A Poet of the Invisible World

A modest book with heroic pretentions likely to appeal most to the Sedona/Santa Fe set.

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: A Novel

in general Rushdie’s jinn, good or bad, have surprisingly little grit, and his fairytale, despite its panache and dash, never quite got under my skin.

The Middle Ground

When I read Drabble’s fiction I am left feeling a little better about the world and little bit expanded, in heart and mind. Which is why I read.

A Little Life: A Novel

It’s a big, emotional, trauma-packed read with a voluptuous prose style that wavers between the exquisite and the overdone.

The Double Life of Liliane

“The Double Life of Liliane” will mean most to readers of a certain age who are able to recognize the cultural fence posts Tuck has hammered into the verge along her journey.

Gold Fame Citrus: A Novel

A great pleasure of the book is Watkins’s fearlessness, particularly in giving her characters free rein to be themselves.

Death by Water

rue Oe devotees may find this thrill in “Death by Water,” but thrilling or not, it remains a thoughtful reprise of a lifetime of literary endeavor.

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: A Novel

The new novel quickly becomes a breathless mash-up of wormholes, mythical creatures, current affairs and disquisitions on philosophy and theology.

Cries for Help, Various: Stories

“Cries for Help, Various” will not, I suspect, be discussed by a single Chardonnay-and-brie book club in America, though I would pay good money to watch the author visit one such gathering.

The Great Swindle

Mr. Lemaitre’s background in crime fiction shows through in the intricate plotting and suspenseful pacing of “The Great Swindle,” which at times reads like a thriller.

Gold Fame Citrus: A Novel

Watkins never loses sight of Ray and Luz’s tender humanity, rendering their predicament with an abundance of empathy, insight and wit, all of which is what makes “Gold Fame Citrus” a winner.

After the Parade: A Novel

Ultimately, though, “After the Parade” rarely feels as canny or on-target as Ostlund’s best short stories.

Gold Fame Citrus: A Novel

It's an urgent, frequently merciless book, as unrelenting as it is brilliant.

Gold Fame Citrus: A Novel

Gold Fame Citrus is a dreamy story with a mystical streak and a core of juvenile irresponsibility that does not go unpunished.

The Blue Guitar: A novel

If his story is set upon a sabotaged narrative scaffolding, the chiming beauty of all these sentences competes with another sound, an underscore of persistent wooden thunk.

The Clasp

All at once there is nothing funny, but something all too sad and true, in this highly comic, highly affecting novel.