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Kirkus Reviews : Quake (February 25, 2015)

An engaging end to a well-developed arc.

Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery.
Kirkus Reviews : Finding Jesus (February 27, 2015)

In a mix of engaging scholarship and gripping storytelling, Gibson and McKinley offer a page-turner for a wide audience.

Mourning Lincoln
Kirkus Reviews : Mourning Lincoln (February 24, 2015)

A layered, nuanced work demonstrating the mingling of “the cataclysmic with the routine.”

The First Bad Man: A Novel

This is not simply a good work ‘for Miranda July’ (a mean-spirited comment that makes her seem like a brand of microwave meals, rather than a multi-faceted artist) but a good novel full stop.

American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity

Christian G. Appy examines the lingering damage to America’s self-image as a result of the Vietnam War, urging us to heed the mistakes of the past so we are not doomed to repeat them.

There's Something I Want You to Do: Stories

So much of There's Something I Want You To Do is wise and insightful and contains such elegant prose.... warm and generous without ever degenerating into melodrama.

After Birth
Bookreporter : After Birth (February 21, 2015)

After Birth is often painful and heartbreaking. Ari's floundering sadness and anger are harrowing and real, and her realizations about motherhood, female friendships and self-worth are so moving to read.

Death of a Liar

Death of a Liar is the 31st installment in a series that saw fame as a TV series and seldom fails to entertain.

Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers: A 44 Scotland Street Novel (9)

Alexander McCall Smith’s latest book...is a pleasant example of the matter-of-fact revelations of daily life we call British humor. The novel is filled with characters who are neither particularly delighted nor all that put out by their lot in life.

We Are Pirates

If Handler is a writer with his finger on the manically beating pulse of a century entering teenage mayhem, he also seems to be one who is saying: moral compasses be damned.

The Accidental Empress: A Novel

The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki is one of the best historical fiction versions I have read about this fascinating woman's life. Beautifully rendered!

Satin Island: A novel
Bookreporter : Satin Island (February 20, 2015)

Satin Island is a strange book, probably one of the oddest I’ve read in a while, but it’s also one of the more fascinating.... If you’re in the mood for something short and very different, go ahead and take a look at Satin Island.

Motive: An Alex Delaware Novel

Kellerman appears at all stages of the book to have been truly enjoying himself in the telling, leading his detectives and readers merrily down different paths only to find that they are not so much at a dead end as simply...wrong.

Dreaming Spies: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

Dreaming Spies represents a return to form for King, who more recently had moved away somewhat from her reliably satisfying (but hardly formulaic) approach to earlier novels about Russell and Holmes. Here we see the couple doing their best work in tandem...

A History of Loneliness

A History of Loneliness is a haunting and heartfelt account, relaying the strong inner emotions of one’s life. It’s a surreal and beautiful journey through times that feel familiar yet fresh, but is also inexplicably sad in its handling of missed actions and painful reminiscing of realized mistakes.

Unlikely Warrior

Unlikely Warrior is one story that needs to be read and not forgotten.

The Black Widow

Reading The Black Widow may even make you look differently at the beautiful little insect.

A Murder of Magpies

I like the pacing, the puzzle, and the protagonist. The ending is quite satisfying.

Mightier than the Sword

Mightier than the Sword is a real page-turner.