“Klara and the Sun,” the new novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, is nothing short of miraculous.
“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.
“A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself,” the new work of fiction from Peter Ho Davies, is a moving look at parenthood and all the raw emotion that comes with it.
“We Can Only Save Ourselves,” the haunting first novel from Alison Wisdom, has many voices vying for dominance, two of which actually belong to the same person.
“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.”