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The Buried Giant: A novel

It is a carefully crafted and, most importantly, believable fantasy novel in the vein of Lord of the Rings. But do not come to this novel looking for an iteration of Ishiguro’s previous works. You won’t find it here.


Amnesia: A novel

Carey shows he is still at the top of his game by almost magically pulling the meandering threads together in a coup de théâtre that leaves the reader breathless and — surprisingly — even hopeful.


Hush Hush

As a whole, Hush Hush made for fabulous post travel recovery reading and great icky snow day reading as well.


The Edge of Dreams

Bowen gives longtime readers a treat with the return of Bridie, the young Irish girl Molly befriended at the series’ start, who’s been living with Daniel’s mother.


Where All Light Tends to Go

Touching but not sentimental, and a book I thoroughly enjoyed.


An Exaggerated Murder: A Novel

A beautifully written postmodern novel of deduction that merrily, wittily blows up its genre’s conventions while at the same time re-energizing possibilities for the 21st-century detective story.


Know Your Beholder: A Novel

An intimate, frustrating account of a man failing to deal with his failure.


Past Crimes
Kirkus Reviews : Past Crimes (March 03, 2015)

A well-written modern rendition of the old-fashioned gritty noir.


She Will Build Him a City

This novel is populated by storytellers. One by one, they tell us that nothing, even magic (a 12-foot woman who mothers mothers or a dog who transports an orphan to safety), can erase the ugly highs and lows of life in modern India.


Of Silk and Steam

The steampunk technology is fun and the characters nice and spicy, but the book requires too much suspension of disbelief to be a really good read.


The Unloved
Kirkus Reviews : The Unloved (March 03, 2015)

Graphic, claustrophobic and fractured, this is emotionally violent and challenging work from a bold modern writer.


Young Skins: Stories
Kirkus Reviews : Young Skins (March 03, 2015)

Barrett has given us moments that resonate true to a culture, a population and a geography that are fertile with the stuff of good fiction.


The Assassin

Another action-movie–paced entertainment from Cussler’s historical-thriller series.


The Fifth Gospel: A Novel

A brilliant work.


The Devil's Detective: A Novel

A grand, nightmarish page-turner that will have you riveted no matter how much you’d prefer to look away.


Murder on the Champ de Mars

Aimée’s 15th outing is a killer, with all the suspense, all the surprise and all the Parisian flavor you’d expect from Black.


Wild Wood: A Novel
Kirkus Reviews : Wild Wood (March 03, 2015)

More gripping entertainment from a seasoned professional.


The Buried Giant: A novel
Slate : The Abyss of Bones (March 02, 2015)

It’s as emotionally ruinous an ending as any I’ve read in a very long time, and it made me circle back to the opening pages, to re-enter the strange mist of this sad and remarkable book.


Trigger Warning

After all the side trips Neil Gaiman takes in Trigger Warning, it’s a pleasure to find him back on home ground.