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Moonlight Water

A strangely dispassionate affair with a picturesque Southwest setting.

Lillian on Life

A slim novel that feels just perfect—each thought measured, each syllable counted, a kind of haiku to an independent woman.

The Carrier
Kirkus Reviews : The Carrier (January 13, 2015)

Fans will love the endlessly knotty complications; those unable to commit their full attention to the problem at hand may well quit in exhaustion before the denouement.

Amnesia: A novel
Kirkus Reviews : Amnesia (January 13, 2015)

A relatively forgettable entry in a top-shelf novelist’s oeuvre.

The Unquiet Dead

Khan’s stunning debut is a poignant, elegantly written mystery laced with complex characters who force readers to join them in dealing with ugly truths.

The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters
Kirkus Reviews : The Work (January 13, 2015)

An inspired story of a passionate American who has delved into a variety of livelihoods and made a distinctive mark on each.


Outline marks an impressive deepening of Cusk's work, and a bold step toward integrating her fiction and nonfiction. There's nothing empty or sketchy about it.

A Fine Summer's Day

If you're looking to start a new series and can't get enough of WWI-era England, I suggest snatching this one up ASAP!

The First Bad Man: A Novel

The First Bad Man feels visionary.

Specimen Days & Collect

In these pages, his vision still seeks pleasure and sustenance without blinding itself to anything, and there is a secular holiness—a sense of gratitude and consecration—in this way of speaking, this way of being alive.

Bonita Avenue: A Novel

A new writer as toe-curling as early Roth, as roomy as Franzen and as caustic as Houellebecq.

Bonita Avenue: A Novel

A considerable achievement for a seasoned writer much less a newcomer, Bonita Avenue is an entertaining end in itself, and evidence that Buwalda is just getting started.

Amnesia: A novel

It responds to some of the biggest issues of our time, and reminds us that no other contemporary novelist is better able to mix farce with ferocity, or to better effect.

10:04: A Novel

For those looking for the long plunge into the alchemy of a first-class fictive imagination rather than a carefully architected novel-as-thought-experiment, 10:04 will not be the one to get them there.

Golden Son

There are examples of clunky, cliché-ridden writing that could've been smoothed over, but with the breakneck pacing and all the narrow escapes, betrayals and armored space-knights falling dramatically from the sky, every ugly sentence ended up in the rearview so quickly that there must've seemed little point.

The First Bad Man: A Novel

It’s quirky, yes, but also beautifully worded, emotionally complex, impressively but quietly insightful, and, in the right light, so, so funny.

The Galaxy Game

I had no problem enjoying this story as a stand-alone, but I do believe that reading the preceding novel would have gone a long way towards steadying me in the unfamiliar gravity of Lord's world.

Honeydew: Stories

Her new book, Honeydew, will afford an international audience another opportunity to enjoy Pearlman’s distinctive and memorable fictions.