“Light Perpetual,” the new work from Francis Spufford, author of “Golden Hill,” is a literary novel about everyday life.
Some people will try to argue that “How Lucky,” Will Leitch’s winning new novel, is as strapped by its premise as its leading character is to his wheelchair. Even Daniel, the novel’s disarming narrator, insists from the outset, “My life is not a thriller. My life is the opposite of a thrille…
“Things We Lost to the Water,” the first novel from Eric Nguyen, is exactly the kind of rare treasure that readers are going to feel lucky to have uncovered.
“Morningside Heights” is the latest book from Joshua Henkin, author of 2012’s award-winning “The World Without You.” It’s going to be difficult to find a recent novel as quietly compassionate.
“A Light in the Dark: A History of Movie Directors” is David Thomson’s unapologetically selective assessment of his picks for the visionaries who set the parameters of filmmaking from its beginnings.
“The Anatomy of Desire,” the debut novel from L. R. Dorn, is at once a clever reworking of a classic American novel and a caustic commentary on contemporary American mores.
D. B. Tipmore endeavors to illuminate Southern life from a wayfarer’s perspective in “My Little Town: A Pilgrim’s Portrait of a Uniquely Southern Place.”
Former Anniston Star reporter Eric Larson’s first mystery book is due to be published on May 22. He worked for The Star from 1993-1996 and covered the closure of Fort McClellan and the Palm Sunday tornadoes.
There’s an interesting literary premise at play in “The First Ten Years: Two Sides of the Same Love Story,” the double-sided memoir-of-sorts by Meg Bashwiner and Joseph Fink.
Read an excerpt from “Buses Are A Comin’: Memoir of a Freedom Rider” by Charles Person, one of the original 13 Freedom Riders, who was brutally beaten by Klansmen in Anniston on Mother’s Day 1961.
Anyone beginning “Good Company,” the new novel from Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, is going to straight away set aside enough time to complete it.
What “The Ghost Variations,” the quirky new book from Kevin Brockmeier, is not is what turns out to be one of the primary reasons for its success.
“Love and Other Lies,” the suspense novel from Scottish author Ben McPherson, is going to be responsible for some sleepless nights for those anxious to reach its heart-pounding final pages.
“Nick,” the new novel from Michael Farris Smith, is being touted as a prequel to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic from 1925, “The Great Gatsby.”
“Landslide” is Susan Conley’s new novel, a moving account of a wife and mother trying to keep up with the challenges of a family in which she is the only woman.
“The Center of Everything,” the latest book from Jamie Harrison, is likely to become one of those works that ages well, that offers up new surprises with each subsequent reading.
“Pickard County Atlas,” the debut novel from Chris Harding Thornton, at first seems to be a rural variation of a classic noir, but it slowly turns into something much closer to classical tragedy.
I’m not sure how I ended up as a member of Amazon’s “First Reads” program, but I’m pretty happy to be included. Each month I receive an email inviting me to pick out a free e-book. I jump to take advantage of the offer because, well, what can I say? They had me at “free.”
The genesis of “The Vanishing Sky,” the first novel published by L. Annette Binder, almost deserves a book of its own.
It will be hard to find readers of a certain age whose lives weren’t touched by the work of the director/performer of both stage and film who is the subject of “Mike Nichols: A Life” by Mark Harris.