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The Tooth Fairy: A Memoir

Coherence is a contrivance of any life story, Chase implies in his candid and insightful memoir; some truths may be shared in words, others hidden between the lines.


Romance Is My Day Job: A Memoir of Finding Love at Last

In the end, it’s not romance but something more elusive that Bloom finds: intimacy. Romance may wane as the quotidian details of cohabitation intrude on hearts and flowers, but that’s when true love begins.


Carthage

There are many references in “Carthage” to magical spells and fairy tales and children’s storybooks. It made me want to flee back into the adult world, pry open a window and gulp the open air.


Doctor Sleep: A Novel

While Doctor Sleep might not cause much by way of lost rest, it is good, mainstream Stephen King and thus, hardly a snooze. The Doctor of Horror is in. Wake up!


Sexplosion

Sexplosion is a bona fide page-turner. Hofler’s extensive research into a relatively short period of time bursts forth on the page like a swinging period film.


Doing Harm

This is Parsons’ first novel, and he’s as accomplished in the role as his protagonist is in the operating room, wielding words with a surgeon’s precision.


Willow

Even as Tonya Cherie Hegamin reveals slavery’s dehumanizing effect on every character — black and white, owned and owner — she also celebrates the power of friendship and love


Dust

Here in this remarkable novel is a brave, healing voice.


The Visionist: A Novel

“The Visionist,” in the end, is a period novel with education to supply but little more.


Strange Bodies

If it could, I would follow you around your house, or while you’re doing your errands, reading aloud to you this novel.


The UnAmericans: Stories

This is an assured debut from a writer with talent and energy. I will be interested to see what Antopol produces next.


The Madman's Daughter

Nothing and no one is quite who they seem in this monster tale, which creates some suspense, but mostly it was a little predictable and not something that I can get too terribly excited over.


By Blood We Live

By Blood We Live is every bit as bloody and riveting as the first two novels, and fans can only hope that we will continue to follow Talulla through her personal existential crisis and her battle for survival.


Marshlands
Publishers Weekly : Marshlands (February 04, 2014)

Despite the novel’s ability to capture its place and time, its characters and story (including the revelations) never really take off.


Pandemic: A Novel

Sigler's latest is a rip-roaring, action packed read but what makes it really, really great is the gore.


The Exiles Return

This is a haunting novel that explores age-old questions of memory, identity and loss, and how they are embedded in a particular time and place. Its elegiac atmosphere, if not its plot, has staying power.


The Secret of Magic

THE SECRET OF MAGIC is an absorbing and often moving story. At first blush, many of the characters seem stereotypical, but there remains something haunting and provocative about Johnson’s novel.


The Ghost of the Mary Celeste: A Novel

While the storyline can come across as somewhat disjointed and a trifle confusing at times, the writing is skillful and the prose is often heartbreakingly beautiful.


This Is Not an Accident: Stories

Excellent meditations on the human condition, well-suited to rest alongside the likes of Denis Johnson and Richard Ford.