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The Dead Lands: A Novel

In a literary world peppered with post-apocalyptic novels, Percy’s stands out.


Voices in the Night: Stories

A superb testament to America’s quirkiest short story writer, still on his game.


Paris Red: A Novel
Kirkus Reviews : Paris Red (April 23, 2015)

Fans of art history, Paris and contemporary Künstleroman like Girl With a Pearl Earring will enjoy the new perspective and the strong female voice.


The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them

Smart, sometimes-stinging prose that rejects the doctrines of strangled government and artificial austerity, doctrines that require us to “pay a high economic price for our growing inequality and declining opportunity.”


Reykjavik Nights

Indridason's prequel unfolds with the same precision, economically depicted characters and authenticity as his Inspector Erlendur novels, but a livelier energy replaces the middle-aged Erlendur's noir melancholy.


Pirate's Alley

This book needs a stronger narrative drive to keep readers engaged. Still, the world and characters are appealing, and fans of the series will find enough of its charms here to keep them reading.


In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art

Although Roe has created an informed and graceful narrative, fresh sources or insights would have greatly enriched the book.


One of Us
Kirkus Reviews : One of Us (April 23, 2015)

Rather diffuse but thoroughly grounded in documented fact—as a result, it packs all the frightening power of a good horror novel.


Play for Me: A Novel

A promising premise sadly underdeveloped.


The Road to Character: The Humble Journey to an Excellent Life

The author’s sincere sermon—at times analytical, at times hortatory—remains a hopeful one.


The Affinities

An intriguing and seriously innovative attempt to grapple with some of the issues raised by the 21st century’s obsession with social media.


Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story: A Blind Broadcaster's Story of Overcoming Life's Greatest Obstacles

Filled with a life-affirming sincerity that challenges us to put our lives in greater perspective.


The Good Gut: Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood, and Your Long-term Health

An informative guide to the gut in search of its best audience.


Memory Man
Kirkus Reviews : Memory Man (April 21, 2015)

Although the crimes and their perpetrators are far-fetched, readers will want to see Decker back on the printed page again and again.


Garden of Lies

Quick’s fans will not be disappointed in her latest combination of detective story and sexy romance (Otherwise Engaged, 2014, etc.), a pleasing page-turner.


Rememberers
Kirkus Reviews : Rememberers (April 22, 2015)

A leisurely opening is mere preparation for the fierce struggle to follow—and it’s more than worth the wait.


One of Us

Breivik, who wanted nothing more than for the world to know his name, becomes a footnote in his own story, a sad man who wanted to change the world, but instead strengthened the resolve of the people he terrorized — the least memorable character in this chapter of history, and in this brilliant, unforgettable book.


All the Rage

All the Rage is Courtney Summer’s first hardcover published book and it’s worth every cent. I encourage you to read this, buy this, and share this with others.


Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke

While this is not as good as the first novel, it is still a compelling look inside Germany as Hitler’s power increases.


Pleasantville

Locke does a fabulous job of weaving these aspects into the story while still maintaining a pacing and momentum that any suspense fan can appreciate.