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The Pomegranate Lady and Her Sons: Selected Stories

Taraghi’s work, with its focus on contemporary life as lived by a range of quixotic characters, offers not only a portrait of her homeland but a chance for readers to explore their own alternate selves.


Mozart: A Life
Bookreporter : Mozart: A Life (November 27, 2013)

Read, play, learn, enjoy, repeat infinitely; that’s the Mozart Effect. Paul Johnson has achieved it down to the last deftly executed trill. Bravo!


The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly: A Novel

Beautifully and simply written,
The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly is a reflection on society, nature and the world at large.


Hild

Old and new fans of the genre will appreciate its feast scenes, the intrigue in the queen’s chambers, and the idyllic vision of early Britain.


The Lost Girls of Rome

Atmospheric and spellbinding this thriller is cleverly crafted to keep you turning the pages, offering you a window onto hitherto unknown secrets of Rome.


A Permanent Member of the Family

The honesty that pervades these stories, no matter how brutal and unsentimentalized, is admirable and redemptive.


Hostage
Publishers Weekly : Hostage (November 11, 2013)

Hooper's characters have a dazzling array of psychic abilities and need them all to combat the growing evil possessing and controlling Jacoby in this modern, yet still gothic, tale.


The Land Across

If you thought no one could improve on Kafka, try this one at home.


Want Not

The novel may begin with prickly satire, it may dig deep into America’s disposable lifestyle, but it ultimately pivots to scenes of surprising tenderness.


Traveling Sprinkler: A Novel

Beyond the pleasantness on an observational and linguistic level, and the possibility of pleasantness in the overall build of the book, there’s a sort of spiritual pleasantness, a pleasantness of philosophy.


Death of the Black-Haired Girl

In Death of the Black-Haired Girl, Stone, like Greene, hunts not for a killer, but for moments of human grace. And generally, as his characters grapple with the tragedy of Maud’s death, he finds it.


Morning Glory: A Novel

Tragedy and redemption mix in Jio's latest treat for fans.


Renewable
Kirkus Reviews : Renewable (November 26, 2013)

A solid overview of an important, often misunderstood topic.


Capturing the Light

An unbiased, worthwhile recollection of the marvelous invention of photography.


The Land Across
Kirkus Reviews : The Land Across (November 26, 2013)

Sheer enjoyment.


City of Lost Dreams: A Novel

Sensual, witty and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, set forth in sparkling prose and inhabited by characters well-worth getting to know. Wunderbar!


The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly: A Novel

A subtle morality tale that will appeal to readers of all ages.


Death Comes to the Village

A Regency Rear Window whose chair-bound hero and the woman who civilizes him generate a few sparks worthy of Darcy and Elizabeth. But even the harder-edged elements of gambling, drug use and suicidal obsession can’t set this period debut on fire.


The Valley of Amazement

Despite a lacklustre finale, this novel has ‘film adaptation’ written all over it. Now, who’s up for playing the virgin courtesan?


City of Lost Dreams: A Novel

Entertaining, thrilling and downright exciting are three words I would use to describe this book.