This new volume, with its historical slant, its autobiographical material, its impressionistic descriptions of scenery, its occasional nostalgia and pleasing irony, confirms her reputation.
This beautiful novella turns on who or what Mary should believe about her son’s life and death—and on a mother’s grief.
Carroll’s clarity and unbridled enthusiasm reveal the pure excitement of discovery as much as they illuminate the facts.
...a mishmash of cardboard characters, a convoluted yet preposterous plot, cartoonish marital discord, paralyzing generational divides, transparent conspiracies, an epidemic of personality disorders, and stereotypical conflicts...
...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.
...he has found a rewarding balance of far-seeing maturity and a wonderfully entertaining spirit of play.
Albom deftly juggles multiple narratives to craft an inspiring tale that will please his fans and newcomers alike.
Smith provokes rigour in her readers; we’re waiting, wanting and we have expectations of her. I won’t forgive her things I might a lesser writer.
Purplish prose and a wildly baroque ending won’t deter a devoted fan base.
“Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” published this week by Little, Brown & Company, has emerged as one of the most absorbing novels of the summer.
...is a heavenly book, a stellar achievement by a debut novelist that manages to combine sparkling prose with truly memorable, shining, characters. It contains constellations of grand images and ideas, gleams with vitality, and sparkles with wit.
Stedman grounds what could be a far-fetched premise, setting the stage beautifully to allow for a heart-wrenching moral dilemma to play out
Macintyre's enthralling book about their deceits... follows five maverick spies with huge skill and panache.
...veteran investigative reporters Barlett and Steele point out that they delivered identical warnings in America: What Went Wrong (1992)—all of which came true.
Where We Belong is a moving book, and one that sucked me in deep.
...Bohjalian’s storytelling makes this a beautiful, frightening, and unforgettable read.
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.