“A Crooked Tree,” the debut novel of Una Mannion, is at once a tender coming-of-age novel and a contemplation of the insistent human need to set our lives in order.
I read a bunch of mysteries last year. I won’t bore you with all the titles. I can sum it up by saying it was an assortment from authors such as Jonathan Kellerman, Harlan Coben and John Sandford, but my all-time favorite mystery writer is Michael Connelly.
“Lon Chaney Speaks,” the first graphic novel from cartoonist Pat Dorian, brings off the seemingly impossible task of putting on the page an entire life about which there isn’t much available detail.
Allow enough time to read straight through “V2,” the latest political thriller from the prolific Robert Harris, because it is guaranteed to disrupt plans to do anything else.
The newest book from Jane Smiley, “Perestroika in Paris” is an endlessly surprising and magical fable.
Charlie Sewell retains just enough childlike Christmas wonder to hold a deep fascination, appreciation and curiosity about Santa Claus that even many children would envy.
“The Kingdom” is the latest Nordic thriller from Jo Nesbø, best known for “The Snowman” and 11 other novels featuring maverick police detective Harry Hole.
John Grisham continues the tale of one of his best-known characters in his latest work, “A Time for Mercy.”
“Atty at Law” is the debut novel from Tim Lockette, a resident of Jacksonville and a reporter for The Anniston Star. Although the publisher calls it a book for young readers, it has delights enough for readers of any age.
It’s going to take a long time to assimilate learning from “Leave the World Behind,” the new novel from Rumaan Alam, how horribly fast the world can go so dreadfully awry.
Rising early to write and gaining experience as a journalist have earned Anniston Star reporter Tim Lockette, a new title: published author.
Setting aside the dynamic sweep of her highly praised debut novel, Yaa Gyasi’s “Transcendent Kingdom” soars as the remarkable, intimate portrait of one woman’s growth into the territory each of us searches for as we journey through our lives.
Rick Bragg — Pulitzer prize-winning newspaperman, best-selling author, native son — has a new book coming out Oct. 27: “Where I Come From: Stories from the Deep South.” It’s a collection of the humorous columns he’s written in recent years, mostly for “Southern Living” and “Garden & Gun”…
It’s going to be hard to find a book just now that is much darker than “The Bass Rock,” the new novel from Evie Wyld. That’s not to suggest, however, that serious readers won’t want to give it their full consideration.
“Summer” brings Ali Smith’s Seasonal Quartet, begun in 2017, to a close. The Quartet is her literary attempt to publish one novel per year as close as possible to the real events each includes. (This closing volume has already been termed “the pandemic novel” by many critics.)
“Squeeze Me” is a welcome addition to those wonderfully lopsided eco-thrillers that Carl Hiaasen has developed a solid following for over the last three-and-a-half decades. It is also one of his angriest, as it comments on our current political climate as well.
“Northernmost” is book three in the exhilarating Eide (pronounced ‘80’) Family Saga by Peter Geye, a series spanning the 19th century to the present in both northern Minnesota and northernmost Norway.
Three young Southern women dominate the three stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald that are gathered together for the first time as “All of the Belles.” Each of the stories begins in the same small Southern town, a place with remarkable similarities to Montgomery, Ala., home of the actual young be…
The title of “Hamnet,” Maggie O’Farrell’s affecting and brilliant new novel, immediately calls to mind one of literature’s great masters and perhaps his greatest play. Yet neither is at the book’s true center.
Jacob Soboroff’s “Separated: Inside an American Tragedy” pulls no punches. It is about what has been called “the defining moral crisis of the Trump years.”