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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.

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.


Hooper weaves an intricate story that keeps you guessing what’s going to happen next. Her characters and their adventures when probing the limits of their gifts is intriguing and interesting.

The Lost Girls of Rome

Really an all around highly recommended read in my opinion, especially if you like your thrillers dark and twisty!

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

As the best personal essays often do, Patchett’s is a two-way mirror, reflecting both the author and her readers.

The Panopticon: A Novel

“The Panopticon” has evolved from a self-conscious debut experiment into a deeply felt and genuinely affecting novel.

Death of the Black-Haired Girl

The result is at once a Hawthorne-like allegory and a sure-footed psychological thriller.

Critical Mass

As always, Paretsky has done extensive research, and her dense, gratifyingly brief scientific explanations link together the betrayal, theft and murder at the novel’s core.