Not only has Munro made changes, but more importantly, read together, the stories accrete, deepen, and speak to each other.
This beautiful novella turns on who or what Mary should believe about her son’s life and death—and on a mother’s grief.
Caltech physicist Sean Carroll makes the search for the Higgs boson a scientific detective story.
A thoughtful edit might have removed many of the stylistic slippages...there might have been a good, possibly even great, 300-page social novel inside the 500-page tear-jerker we have instead. Let’s hope it will be different next time.
...Mr. Stross offers sufficient portraiture to give us a sense of the young entrepreneurs.
Every word in This Is How You Lose Her feels like it was earned with blood, sweat, and tears—and yet it still admirably measures up to Díaz’s previous work.
Among other things, Telegraph Avenue could be one of the bravest novels in a long while.
Albom deftly juggles multiple narratives to craft an inspiring tale that will please his fans and newcomers alike.
...the wonderful bits more than make up for the less wonderful, and...you should rush to buy this book before the summer is out.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a tautly written thriller.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette? is written in journalistic fashion, each character speaking in his or her own voice. The reader becomes privy to every player’s thoughts, reactions, and feelings...making for an intense and compelling tale.
From start to finish, Heller carries the reader aloft on graceful prose, intense action, and deeply felt emotion.
Ms. Stedman builds a solid case for all sides — or, at least, makes everyone’s motives understandable.
Macintyre's enthralling book about their deceits... follows five maverick spies with huge skill and panache.
Barlett and Steele do have some intelligent things to say about the unfairness and impenetrability of the American tax code...
Where We Belong is a moving book, and one that sucked me in deep.
Bohjalian is a literary novelist... his books are also filled with artfully drawn characters and great, passionate storytelling. "The Sandcastle Girls" is all that, but different, more powerful.
Though his subject is a serious one, Mr. Kean enlivens his narrative with an appealing sense of humor.
Readers are likely to get a kick out of this improbable, oddly entertaining allegory.
Spares no bon mot in exposing Hollywood’s sexism, ageism and incurable penchant for extravagant silliness.