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City of Women: A Novel

Mesmeric characters, a desperate setting, and a plot that keeps moving toward a riveting conclusion, makes this book a must read. This one is sure to be a bestseller.


Ghostman

Full of twists and with an enthralling narrator, the author has written a successful debut, which is also an exceptional thriller, and one that will be remembered fondly by thriller fans.


The Trouble With Charlie

The Trouble With Charlie is a chapterless, rocket-paced read that keeps readers awake until the end. Like eating popcorn, I couldn’t stop at a scene break and kept reading until I gobbled up every word.


Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives

Saturday Night Widows is written frankly from a very unique perspective, and is both reflective and hopeful. Every marriage eventually ends when one partner survives the other. This is the reality, and this well-written book is a gentle reminder of that sobering fact.


The Hour of Peril

History has given us a multitude of stories about Lincoln’s actual assassination at Ford’s Theater, but Stashower has written the compelling true story of dastardly events that, if carried out, would have changed history forever. History buffs in particular will love this fascinating read.


House of Earth

Pithy, primal and raw with emotion, House of Earth is written more as a poetic narrative than what one would consider a structured novel. If you are not familiar with Guthrie’s legendary music, lyrics, poetry, essays and memoirs, his portrayal of the American spirit of the humble man and his legacy is worth exploring.


See Now Then

...one of the most beautiful nasty novels I have ever read.... See Now Then may or may not be a wronged spouse’s revenge against her partner...but you’ll never read a more poetically written jeremiad.


Guilt

It is time once again to give a warm welcome to a new Alex Delaware mystery by Jonathan Kellerman. This blessing is contained within the covers of GUILT, which is certainly one of his best offerings to date and one of my personal favorites in the long-running chronicles of Delaware...


Hit Me
Bookreporter.com Reviews : Hit Me (February 18, 2013)

The stories in Hit Me hold together perfectly, and the conversations Keller has with Dot are a delight to read. But then you discover that Block has not just written an entertaining book but also has managed to say something very serious about the age in which we live.... HIT ME is true noir for our times. Do not miss this great read.


Insane City

Compared to the latest Janet Evanovich or John Grisham offerings destined for airport bookshelves, Insane City is a decent comedic companion for a few hours on a flight to, say, Orlando.


The Six-Gun Tarot

It feels like the book is just a season finale of a long-running TV show. It has a satisfying conclusion, but one that leaves many more stories left to tell.


The Real Jane Austen

In the end, “The Real Jane Austen” brings to life a woman of “wonderful exuberance and self-confidence,” of “firm opinions and strong passions.” Little wonder that every other man she meets seems to fall in love with her.


The Slither Sisters

Kids who enjoyed Goosebumps, The Spiderwick Chronicles and A Series of Unfortunate Events should eat up Gilman's tales. With this superior sequel, Lovecraft Middle School is going from strength to strength.


Pantomime

Laura Lam's debut is a unique fantasy set in a fabulously imagined world.


As Sweet as Honey

Despite some slightly strained plot twists, the characters’ genuine charm and the girlish, witty energy of the storytelling are irresistible.


Moneywood

There is a great book of cultural synthesis to be written about the money-mad mania of the time, but this awful, self-indulgent vanity project sure as shit isn’t it.


We Live in Water

Walter's got a great ear and a genius for sympathy with America's new dispossessed.


Harvest: A Novel

Harvest can be read in mythical, even biblical terms, but the physical and emotional displacement of individuals and communities at its heart remains as politically resonant today as it was at the time.


House of Earth

At its best, the book is an eccentric hymn to the everythingness of everything, a sort of hillbilly Finnegans Wake. But very little happens in it, and there's not much social or political context either.


The Disaster Diaries: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse

On first blush, one might be tempted to groan about "The Disaster Diaries," to bemoan it as a macho ego trip, a testosterone-driven romp to nowhere. But that would miss the point. And that point: Postapocalyptic heroism, in the hands of Sam Sheridan, is just plain fun.