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The Daughter
Bookreporter : The Daughter (March 13, 2015)

Readers will find themselves looking as closely for clues as Jenny does, following the twisty labyrinth that Shemlit has created. By the time they reach the end, they will be astounded by what really happened.

Leaving Berlin: A Novel

Leaving Berlin is a big book that will put Kanon even with [Alan] Furst, or maybe ahead.... Because almost everyone has at least two faces, the book is an onion that slowly gets peeled. For veteran readers of thrillers, this will be pure pleasure.

Rebel Queen: A Novel
Bookreporter : Rebel Queen (March 13, 2015)

With the current call for more diversity in all genres, Rebel Queen is a good start in that direction. Although flat characters detract from excellent descriptions and an engaging setting, this book is ultimately a worthwhile read.

The Fifth Gospel: A Novel

A fun and eye-opening read, THE FIFTH GOSPEL deserves to be discussed in the same breath as Dan Brown's work and also calls to mind Umberto Eco's THE NAME OF THE ROSE.

Dark Rooms
Bookreporter : Dark Rooms (March 13, 2015)

Anolik delivers a shadowy, often sensual look at rebellion, passion, secrets and first love.... an entertaining, sometimes gritty and often engrossing novel.


Russell has done extensive research into the events at Tombstone, and even though she is writing a novel, she makes the effort to be true to the facts.

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy: A Novel

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy is destined to change your world. One can’t help but see life, and the end of it, differently after experiencing this novel. Full of wisdom and heart, it will overwhelm its readers with a deep sensitivity.

A Hundred Pieces of Me

I thought the novel grew in strength as it progressed and well, there were plenty of tears from me towards the end of the novel.

Splinters of Light

Splinters of Light is a very well-written book, but I wonder if you can call a book like this “enjoyable.”

Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class

Timberg knows he can’t make a whole book out of bemoaning the crummy hand these people were dealt, but he gets into trouble when he tries to advance the argument.


Box consistently combines plot and character development with near-poetic setting descriptions to present what is one of the best ongoing series in any genre. Endangered is the latest example of this.

I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son

As much a memoir as an essay collection, Timid Son is a surprising, beautiful book, at once tough and tender, hilarious and dark, and above all, deeply original.

B & Me: A True Story of Literary Arousal

Hallman's book, while filled with clever observations that compare reading to sex (both, he claims, even better outdoors or the second time around), curiously glosses over some of Baker's most striking characteristics as a writer — his extraordinary vocabulary, verbal felicity, and wit.

Shadow Scale

Ultimately Shadow Scale is about the painful truth that sometimes you don't get to keep everything you love; things have to change. And sometimes, the change itself has to be enough.

The Discreet Hero

Let me say just a little indiscreetly this big book about ordinary people living out big modern themes is the best new novel I've read in quite a while.

Girl in the Dark: A Memoir

Her prose is disorienting and dreamy, a nonlinear string of impressions that tries to capture what it feels like to live in the dark, where her personhood, her presence as a body, is always in question.

H is for Hawk

H Is for Hawk is a wonder both of nature and of meditative writing; the flat truism that we all handle grief and loss in our different ways has never been given such raw and fierce form.


Persona is a tense, wonderfully satisfying tightrope walk of a novel, that will make sure you never look at red carpets the same way again.

A Little Life: A Novel

It is truly remarkable how someone can have this much talent after only two books.

The Glass Sentence

The Glass Sentence has a fascinating premise with an intricate and ambitious world-building around it.