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Electrico W

Delicate handling of deep themes—loss, missed connections, meaninglessness—gives the novel an emotional charge greater than its low-key particulars and pacing.


Sea Change
Kirkus Reviews : Sea Change (June 20, 2013)

A weird, operatic coming-of-age fantasy streaked with sexuality, pain and heroism; perhaps the awkward arrival of a new voice.


Her Last Breath

The fifth in the series (Breaking Silence, 2011, etc.) continues to provide details on the Amish way of life along with a fast-paced mystery that will leave readers stunned.


Rogue Touch

The author delivers a romantic, action-packed plot that is imaginative and emotionally textured.


The Heist: A Novel
Kirkus Reviews : The Heist (June 20, 2013)

Amiable international intrigue that’s less James Bond than Matt Helm.


Instructions for a Heatwave

A skillfully written novel of manners, with quiet domestic drama spiced with fine comic moments. The payoff is priceless, too.


Enigma of China

In his ninth Inspector Chen novel (Don't Cry, Tai Lake, 2012, etc.), Xiaolong again uses a mystery to focus a large and nuanced portrait of contemporary China.


The Abomination

A skillfully rendered debut by a London ad man.


Eleven Days

Though clinical at first glance, this well-turned story packs plenty of emotion. Among the smartest of the batch of recent American war novels.


The Wonder Bread Summer

Readers, if you're a fan of quirky fiction you've got to give this one a try! This is probably going down as one of my all time favorite summer reads!


The Execution of Noa P. Singleton: A Novel

The Execution of Noa P. Singleton turned out to be a really good read and one that I definitely recommend if you're looking for something not quite straightforward in your fiction.


Gameboard of the Gods

Gameboard of the Gods has a fascinating and well-thought-out setting, thorny and complex problems, and top-notch characters, and I'm really happy with this book.


The Perfume Collector

The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro is an interesting historical novel that highlights the women who were misfits, bound by society but unwilling to stay within its limits.


September Girls

September Girls offers a deeper understanding of love, identity and a constant, non-stop challenge of ideas regarding “masculinity” and “femininity”.


The Story of Spanish

Languages are human inventions. As with people, they're capricious, confounding and unpredictable.


You Are One of Them

Holt's debut novel, "You Are One of Them," has finally arrived, and it turns out to be an odd hybrid of bildungsroman and thriller, borrowing as much from the coming-of-age stories of Judy Blume as it does from the spy novels of John le Carré.


The Guns at Last Light

"The Guns at Last Light" continues and deepens themes and character studies seen in the first two volumes.


The Son

One of the finest novels I have read in a long time.


Instructions for a Heatwave

What are O’Farrell’s instructions for a heatwave? In an emergency, step away from the heat, return to the source, and lay old bones to rest.