The Orchardist is a stunning accomplishment, hypnotic in its storytelling power, by turns lyrical and gritty, and filled with marvels.
...Hagy is fast becoming a recognizable author of the American West.
This story is based off the true story of the prophet, Hosea, found in the Bible, and the prostitute named Gomer that he married at God’s direction. A fantastic tale that I couldn’t put down from the very first page to the last. Definitely check it out!
...because Ford’s novel is among the most moving I have read in recent times, and he makes good use of its Canadian locale.
The Hound of the Baskervilles was a light, enjoyable read. It is easy to see why Sherlock Holmes mysteries were so popular. They are easy to read, quickly paced, and pack enough muscle to keep the page turned. Holmes penetrating powers of observation and deduction are fascinating.
A debut from Washington, D.C., attorney Punke describes the perilous adventures of a 19th-century frontiersman bent on revenge...A good adventure yarn, with plenty of historical atmosphere and local color.
The greatest things about “The Son” are its scope and ambition, not its strictly literary mettle. It’s an enveloping, extremely well-wrought, popular novel with passionate convictions about the people, places and battles...
While the outcome is never in doubt, the woman’s meeting with Lucian in the present day holds more than one surprise.
To be alive is to be vulnerable to the myriad shocks and disappointments of the human condition, but Medicine Walk is also testament to the redemptive power of love and compassion.
True Grit is a rarity--a truly comic novel and that's a seldom thing in these drearily. Freud-ily unfunny days.
The paradoxical behavior of this savage savant serves as the magnetic center of the novel, and personifies that mysterious combination of brutishness and scrupulousness that permeates Blood Meridian.
Both Ria and Landry need to resolve the way they feel about their families, before they can be ready for each other. And once they’re ready, wow!
Once more, you can count on Longmire...for action both physical and cerebral, a bit of humor and romance, and a mighty good mystery.
Half Broke Horses is an inspirational memoir and true life novel that will make you chuckle, weep, and simply savor like a warm cup of tea.
Pullman, a well-versed reader of children's books as well as a writer of them, insists on a paradox common in children's fiction...Lyra and Will in His Dark Materials - must experience doubts and make choices.
A well-rendered neoclassic tale of the Old West, worthy of a place alongside Lonesome Dove and Sea of Grass
The Terror Of Living describes how the misery heaps onto the players fighting over a sharply decreasing share of profit, without dehumanizing their thoughts in order to favor those who are chasing them.
...in their search for the truth they learn some surprising things about Bobby and the long-ago theft of a cache of Morgan silver dollars. You don’t have to be a fan of Longmire, the hit Netflix series, to appreciate this clever tale.
It's a strong story related to the reader by the omniscient narrator, told in a way reminiscent of fairy tales or spiritual texts like the Bible or Koran.
I heartily recommend Lonesome Dove as a stand-alone book. It’s a great story, well-written, with excellent characters that were easy and delightful for me to connect with.