Dark Horse has produced a wonderful volume at a very attractive price point, and it is no wonder that it was able to grab Amazon.com’s #1 sales spot...
Munro’s gift is her ability to get inside a character’s very being. She makes us laugh, understand our human flaws, and feel nostalgic. She allows readers to share in her dear, Dear Life.
Colm Tóibín's mothers don't always behave as they should; they are often unpredictable, occasionally downright troublesome, prone to gusts of passion or rage or – worse – unnatural indifference.
With wit and honesty Carroll conveys why the fundamental questions of science matter so much to human culture...
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.
Stross peppers the book with his [Graham's] mottos: “Make something people want”, “Launch fast.” “Write code and talk to customers.” If not the definitive history of this explosion in technology start-ups, Stross at least provides lively source material.
This Is How You Lose Her, which occupies the space between a story collection and a novel, is a subtle mosaic of love and commitment, punctuated by Díaz’s kinetic Spanglish prose that laces each casual utterance with the bravado of the barrio.
The novelist, his characters and the readers who will most love this book all share a passion for popular culture and an obsession with period detail.
Albom deftly juggles multiple narratives to craft an inspiring tale that will please his fans and newcomers alike.
...the power of the novel is that she continually digs beneath these surfaces, exposing not hypocrisy so much as the emptiness that all her characters feel.
Gerritsen pulls things together nicely by the end as she crafts several sequences that will leave readers anxious about the outcome.
She has written a fantastic, funny novel. Its affecting characters, not-necessarily-nice humor and surprising plot twists make this novel an enchanting ride.
The Dog Stars is...the story of Hig’s quixotic journey, and it is a story that has resonated deeply with readers around the world.
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 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.
In an impressive narrative, the author renders esoteric DNA concepts accessible to lay readers.
The Prisoner of Heaven is a killer. The story has heart, menace, torture, kindness, cruelty, sacrifice, honor, and a deep devotion to what makes humans tick. Nothing is out of bounds and no emotion is left hidden...