As a fellow reader, I say this to all of you: if you have never read Alice Munro’s work, please pick up Dear Life. You will come to appreciate what a fine writer she truly is. I can honestly say that I have added her to my list of favorite authors and will be reading more of her collections.
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.
There is not one ray of sunshine in The Casual Vacancy. Okay, there are a few milky glimmerings at the end and occasional veiled zingers raise a sardonic smile but do not add levity. The Casual Vacancy is grim, grim, grim...
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.
A reviewer's cliche, perhaps, but if you liked his two previous books, you'll love this one, because Díaz is boldly, brilliantly, doing the same thing again, only better.
There’s nothing neat and tidy about a community, or life, which is what makes them both all the more valuable. Telegraph Avenue is a wonderful celebration of this glorious mess that is a pleasure and an inspiration to read.
Albom deftly juggles multiple narratives to craft an inspiring tale that will please his fans and newcomers alike.
The literary wunderkind...shows off a pared-down style and cast, but continues to apply significant scrutiny to the world she’s examining.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a tautly written thriller.
“Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” published this week by Little, Brown & Company, has emerged as one of the most absorbing novels of the summer.
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.
Ms. Stedman builds a solid case for all sides — or, at least, makes everyone’s motives understandable.
Macintyre effortlessly weaves the agents’ deliciously eccentric personalities with larger wartime events to shape a tale that reads like a top-notch spy thriller.
...a fast paced and enjoyable trip down the left side of the “Don’t Tread on Me” highway, providing an understanding of where the road began and where it appears to be going.
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.
The Violinist's Thumb's most refreshing aspect is the light it sheds on the role women played in studying DNA and genetics.
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...
Spares no bon mot in exposing Hollywood’s sexism, ageism and incurable penchant for extravagant silliness.