Fiction

The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenman
In the Nazi-occupied Warsaw of 1943, Irma Seidenman, a young Jewish widow, possesses two attributes that can spell the difference between life and death: she has blue eyes and blond hair. With these, and a set of false papers, she has slipped out of...

15.09.2016

Stop Here
Ava, Mila, and Rosalyn all work at Murray's Diner in Long Island. They are friends and coworkers struggling to hold together their disordered lives. While Ava privately grieves the loss of her husband in the first Iraq War, Mila struggles to...

03.03.2015

Cocksure
In the swinging culture of sixties’ London, Canadian Mortimer Griffin is a beleaguered editor adrift in a sea of hypocrisy and deceit. Alone in a world where nobody shares his values but everyone wants the same things, Mortimer must navigate the...

29.12.2017

Monkey Bridge
Hailed by critics and writers as powerful, important fiction, Monkey Bridge charts the unmapped territory of the Vietnamese American experience in the aftermath of war. Like navigating a monkey bridge?a bridge, built of spindly...

08.11.2014

Paradise (Toni Morrison Trilogy, #3)
"They shoot the white girl first. With the rest they can take their time." So begins this visionary work from a storyteller. Toni Morrison's first novel since she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, Paradise opens with a horrifying scene of...

21.07.2014

Dancing Arabs
A bildüngsroman suffused with humor and irony, Dancing Arabs centers on a young boy from a poor Arab village, his haphazard receipt of a scholarship to a Jewish boarding school, and the dislocation and alienation that ensues when he finds...

04.10.2014

The Double Tongue
I was going to give this book 4 stars, as it has clearly been published as a first draft and could have achieved greater things if Golding had gotten the chance to revise and develop it.However, even though it hasn't reached its full...

30.09.2016

Time Regained (In Search of Lost Time, #7)
The final volume of In Search of Lost Time chronicles the years of World War I, when, as M. de Charlus reflects on a moonlit walk, Paris threatens to become another Pompeii. Years later, after the war's end, Proust's narrator returns to Paris, where...

14.05.2017

Skylark
It is 1900, give or take a few years. The Vajkays—call them Mother and Father—live in Sárszeg, a dead-end burg in the provincial heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Father retired some years ago to devote his days to genealogical research and...

05.12.2017

The Lawgiver
For more than fifty years, legendary author Herman Wouk has dreamed of writing a novel about the life of Moses. Finally, at age ninety-seven, he has found an ingeniously witty way to tell the tale in The Lawgiver, a romantic and suspenseful...

09.12.2013

The Mad Man
The Mad Man "...is the story of John Marr, a graduate student whose thesis topic is Timothy Hasler, a brilliant philosopher who has been murdered years earlier at...a gay bar catering to perverse sexual practices. Marr moves into the...

22.10.2014

Dream Boy
ALA Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual Book Award. DREAM BOY confirms the immense promise of Jim Grimsley's award-winning debut, WINTER BIRDS. In his electrifying novel, adolescent gay love, violence, and the spirituality of old-time religion are combined...

30.03.2015

Cotton
The Barnes & Noble Review from Discover Great New WritersForrest Gump has nothing on Lee Cotton, the charismatic protagonist of...

07.10.2012

Un giorno dopo l'altro
Una poliziotta fragile ma volitiva, un killer capace di descrivere il silenzio e un giovane depresso incrociano le loro esistenze. Nessuno resterà indenne. Torna uno dei piú amati noir italiani, considerato all'unanimità tra i...

06.07.2015

The Return of Little Big Man
Jack Crabb, hero of Little Big Man and beloved chronicler of the Wild West, is back in the saddle again. This time he meets, drinks with, and rides with Bat Masterson, Annie Oakley, and Doc Holliday, and even travels with Buffalo Bill Cody to meet...

04.09.2013

The Revolutionist
An epic saga of the Soviet Union's brutal first decades-from The New York Times bestselling master of espionage. Hailed as "the American le Carré," Robert Littell presents an ambitious novel about...

06.04.2014

Three Complete Novels
I didn't actually buy the three novel edition - they just didn't have a photo of the book I had. I read "A Room With a View"It took me a long time to get into this book. I kept putting it down then picking it up and rereading. After...

22.01.2014

The Claimant
A brilliant and compulsively readable story of truth, lies and identity from one of Australia's finest writers.‘So then, here it is. The unadorned un-self-flattering gospel, the never-before-told story our intricately...

26.11.2013

Triads
Not for the squeamish or the easily offended. (Graphic violence and gay/lesbian sex) This is a set of three interlocking stories that take place over about 60 years. Although the stories are violent and often tragic, at the end of the day this book...

17.05.2018

Cage Life
This collection of short stories by Karin Cox explores the choices and compromises we make in love, and how they can trap or liberate us depending on our mindset. Each story comes with an unexpected twist that makes reading all the way to the end...

23.08.2015

Flight Without End
'Vlucht zonder einde' beschrijft de odyssee van Franz Tunda, officier in het keizerlijke leger tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog. Tunda ontsnapt uit krijgsgevangenschap en komt terecht in de chaos van de Russische Burgeroorlog, raakt betrokken bij de...

12.09.2017

Ride a Pale Horse
When Karen Cornell, a beautiful journalist on assignment in Czechoslovakia, agrees to help a would-be defector by carrying top-secret documents to Washington, she is pulled into an astonishing web of terrorism, political assassination, blackmail,...

15.08.2016

Off Keck Road
The narrative follows the lives of three women from 1956 to the present in Green Bay, Wis. Bea Maxwell, a practical, efficient woman, seems to have inherited the steadfast, can-do traits of earlier Midwestern heroines found in the landscapes of...

09.05.2014

The Naked Gardener
In a remote forest of northern Vermont, Katelyn Cross takes five women on a wilderness canoe trip where they hope to come up with ideas for saving their dying town. Although the river is not always what it seems and the women have not left their...

01.05.2014

World and Town
From the much-loved author of Who’s Irish? and The Love Wife, a world-sized novel set in a small New England town.Hattie Kong—the spirited offspring of a descendant of Confucius and an American missionary to China—has, in...

19.06.2015

Taking Lottie Home
When Foster Lanier and Ben Phelps are released from a professional baseball team in 1904, it is the only experience they have in common, until they meet a runaway -- a girl-woman named Lottie Parker -- on the train that takes them from Augusta,...

21.05.2015

Girls in Trouble
In this heart-wrenching story of an open adoption gone wrong, Caroline Leavitt reveals the astonishing power of family bonds and maternal love. Sara, sixteen, is in denial about her pregnancy and too far along for an abortion. Her once-devoted...

03.03.2015

Islands
Anny Butler is a caretaker, a nurturer, first for her own brothers and sisters, and then as a director of an agency devoted to the welfare of children. What she has never had is a real family. That changes when she meets and marries Lewis Aiken, an...

21.10.2015

The Brothers
Esse livro me surpreendeu muito. Na primeira vez que ouvi falar dele, não achei que fosse me interessar pela história de uma família de descendentes libaneses vivendo em Manaus. Felizmente, me enganei.A trama em si é...

14.10.2014

The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs (Cyrus Mills, #1)
After fifteen years, Dr. Cyrus Mills returns to rural Vermont to inherit the Bedside Manor for Sick Animals, the failing veterinary practice of his recently deceased and long-estranged father. Cyrus, a veterinary pathologist far more comfortable...

25.10.2017

Supernova (Supernova, #5)
Sebuah upacara gondang mengubah segalanya bagi Alfa. Makhluk misterius yang disebut Si Jaga Portibi tiba-tiba muncul menghantuinya. Orang-orang sakti berebut menginginkan Alfa menjadi murid mereka. Dan, yang paling mengerikan dari itu semua adalah...

04.09.2015

Faith Fox
Faith Fox has led a life full of heartbreak and abandonment, lacking in simplicity and love—and she's not even one week old. She has suffered the unexpected and inexplicable loss of her mother in childbirth; her father, an overworked doctor grown...

25.11.2013

Country of Origin
"Lisa Countryman vanishes in Tokyo but no one seems to be in a particular hurry to find her. The American embassy official assigned to her case, Tom Hurley, can't be bothered, entangled as he is in an unsavory love affair with the wife of a CIA...

29.08.2014

The Tempest Tales
Tempest Landry, an everyman African American, is “accidentally” killed by a cop. Denied access to heaven because of what he considers a few minor transgressions, Tempest refuses to go to hell. Stymied, Saint Peter sends him back to Harlem, where a...

13.09.2017

The Given World
Spanning over twenty-five years of a radically shifting cultural landscape, The Given World is a major debut novel about war’s effects on those left behind, by an author who is “strong, soulful, and deeply gifted” (Lorrie Moore, New York...

27.09.2017

Awaydays
It's 1979 and in Birkenhead smack and Maggie Thatcher are still less of an issue than Lois jeans and Adidas Forest Hills training shoes.For Paul Carty, 19, and his mystical, Joy Division-loving mate Elvis, life revolves...

22.06.2017

Madam President
With Madam President, current cohost of The View and former White House Communications Director Nicolle Wallace returns with an electrifying portrait of three powerful women on a day that will change the country forever.Charlotte Kramer, the...

26.02.2018

Crossroads
No one explores the rich tapestry of the human heart as Belva Plain does. Her more than twenty New York Times bestsellers have captivated readers and garnered legions of devoted fans. Now Plain dazzles us once again with a new novel of rare...

28.04.2015

Desperate
Brimming with suspense and unrelenting twists, acclaimed author Daniel Palmer's latest thriller delves into the waking nightmare of a well meaning couple whose biggest and most ordinary dream has gone terrifyingly awry Gage Dekker still blames...

25.04.2014

Steel Tiger (Wings of War, #2)
Vietnam, 1967. America's most daring fighter pilots faced their greatest challenge in a desperate war. Now on his second tour, Major Court Bannister is hunted by a new, more determined breed of enemy and haunted by his brother's shocking act of...

14.11.2017

The Life and Death of Bayou Billy
William ‘Bayou Billy’ McCall is an infamous outlaw who dies ignominiously with his hand on his pecker. He leaves behind a mixed history of anti-heroism and unethical immorality in the form of legends and tall tales. The two towns in which Bayou...

18.10.2014

Earth and Ashes
When the Soviet army arrives in Afghanistan, the elderly Dastaguir witnesses the destruction of his village and the death of his clan. His young grandson Yassin, deaf from the sounds of the bombing, is one of the few survivors. The two set out...

26.03.2013

This Is Not a Love Song
From the author of Love Is the Drug, the wickedly funny, pull-no-punches story of Julia, a hip, young writer whose life is thrown completely out of whack when her free-spirited soul mate decides to free himself from her, leaving her...

30.12.2016

A Theft
Avrei giurato che questo libro fosse una delle prime prove narrative di Saul Bellow. E invece no, si tratta di una delle ultime. Sono stata ingannata di nuovo dalla brevità della narrazione. E purtroppo non posso dirmi soddisfatta di questa...

20.08.2015

Angels on Toast
Dawn Powell said she started writing as a youngster because "there was no one to talk to." Arriving in NYC from Ohio in 1918 she continued writing -- 15 novels and plays -- until her death in 1965. A worldling who scorned notions of Love, Marriage,...

25.03.2018

The Tin Man (Patrick McLanahan, #7)
I didn't like this book. The premise sounded so exciting, and I kept thinking it has to get better when it gets to the action. There were so many instances of Dale Brown using outrageous scenarios that just aren't realistic. The main character is...

08.04.2017

The Sky Buries All Sorrow
In the spring of 1941, nineteen-year-old John Cooper asks sixteen-year-old Nora Warden to marry him. After she instructs him to "grow up first," he joins the Army Air Corps. Stationed at Hickam Field, the air base adjacent to Pearl Harbor, John...

04.06.2014

Astonish Me
From the author of the widely acclaimed debut novel "Seating Arrangements," winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize: a gorgeously written, fiercely compelling glimpse into the passionate, political world of professional ballet and its magnetic hold over...

23.11.2015

Tell the Wolves I'm Home
In this striking literary debut, Carol Rifka Brunt unfolds a moving story of love, grief, and renewal as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don’t know you’ve lost someone until you’ve found...

15.07.2017

To the Birdhouse
A fast-paced novel about Alice, a newly married bird photographer, who becomes obsessed with the man who is obsessed with her mother. The tone is light and humorous; at its best, for some reason, it made me think of a Jewish Bridget Jones (even...

13.03.2014

Redback
Winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize.Karl Leon Forelock is a product of the northern English town of Partington (the wettest spot in Europe) and a graduate with a double starred first in the Moral Decencies...

23.03.2017

First Family (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell, #4)
Following the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Simple Genius, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell return in David Baldacci's most heart-pounding thriller to date.It began with what seemed like an ordinary children's birthday party. Friends...

03.01.2018

Midwives
The time is 1981, and Sibyl Danforth has been a dedicated midwife in the rural community of Reddington, Vermont, for fifteen years. But one treacherous winter night, in a house isolated by icy roads and failed telephone lines, Sibyl takes desperate...

03.03.2017

The Ripper's Apprentice
This is the second treatment of the Lambeth Murders during 1891-1892 that I have read by Mr. Thomas. The first, although written long after, was a Sherlock Holmes pastiche that shoehorns Holmes and Watson into the investigation into the poisonings...

10.09.2014

The Last Debate
It is the night of the presidential debate. The election is eight days away. Republican nominees James Meredith, a fundamentalist Christian whose ambitions border on white supremacy, is pitted against four reporters who have just discovered damaging...

17.04.2014

South Wind
This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading. S"outh Wind "depicts a group of eccentric and even scandalous characters wiling away their time in a sunny Mediterranean resort. The novel takes place on Nepenthe,...

25.12.2017

The Hostage (Presidential Agent, #2)
I mentioned a while back that Close Combat was the first Griffin novel I had read; that turns out not to be the case. As I read through this one, I was bothered by a sense of déjà vu; I recognized many of the characters, knew their names,...

18.03.2018

Casanova's Chinese Restaurant (A Dance to the Music of Time, #5)
The fifth book in Powell’s epic sequence opens as several others have done, with some reminiscence. Presumably during the Second World War our narrator Nick Jenkins considers the bombed out remains of a pub he once frequented, with a group of...

05.08.2013

Field Study
Rachel Seiffert, author of The Dark Room, powerfully evokes our need for human connection in this dazzling and haunting group of stories. Set against immense political upheaval, or evoking the intimate struggles between men...

07.08.2017

The Trojan Horse
Part of me knew I shouldn't really have bothered with this, as I've been disappointed by this author before, but I hate books leaving the house when I haven't tried to read them! This starts of really well - a barrister is visited by an old man who...

07.12.2014

Castle Rackrent and The Absentee
I've reviewed Castle Rackrent separately. The Absentee is an engaging tale of 18th century decadence and 19th century virtue and energy, with Lord and Lady Clonbony, Irish gentry who have abandoned the country for London, plagued by debts and...

06.07.2014

In the Shadow of the Vulture
Set in the desert on either side of the Mexico-U.S. border, this harrowing novel was inspired by an actual event: the abandonment to starvation and death of a “shipment” of Mexican immigrant workers. The sinister shadow of the vulture falls over...

02.04.2018

The Buddha of Brewer Street (Thomas Goodfellowe #2)
A new Dalai Lama is born. The infant god-king of Tibet. And around the child explodes an international conspiracy that will carve a trail of death from the slopes of Mount Everest right to the heart of London's Chinatown. It is an unlikely...

04.05.2018

Captives
Stylistically innovative and verbally imaginative, Captives is divided into three interrelated sections, narrated in first-, second-, and third-person voices. In this novel, the acclaimed writer Norman Manea explores the social and psychological...

12.06.2014

Tina
Tina si chiamava Assunta Adelaide Luigia Modotti. Era nata a Udine nel 1896, da un'umile famiglia. Il padre era un muratore di idee socialiste, lei dovette ben presto lasciare la scuola e lavorare per aiutare la famiglia a tirare avanti, poi...

17.03.2017

Džoni je krenuo u rat
Jedno od najpotresnijih antiratnih dela koja su ikad stvorena, roman i film DŽONI JE KRENUO U RAT, američkog pisca i reditelja Doltona Tramboa, prikazuje nam tragičnu priču o jednom mladom vojniku, unakaženom u ratu. On je...

13.03.2013

Unter der Sonne
Mein heutiges Sonntagsbuch kann ich aus voller Überzeugung mit 5 von 5 Sternen bewerten. Super! Ein tolles, verrücktes, spannendes, vergnügliches Lesevergnügen.Während einige Geschichten an Kafkas “Die...

22.01.2016

Ruby Tuesday
Ruby Tuesday's life just got a little bit crazier. When a murder in the family exposes some unexpected secrets, Ruby Tuesday has to leave her parents' O.C. beach house for a life-or-death road trip to Vegas. Her mom's closest friends are rock stars...

25.01.2018

The Almanac Branch
A brilliant allegory that traces the life of a young woman whose sanity teeters on the edge as she tries to hold together her troubled family.      Since childhood, Grace Brush has suffered episodic migraines. With them come hallucinatory visions,...

12.09.2017

Going Platinum (Camp Rock Second Session #3)
SERIES DESCRIPTION: Mitchie made it through the first summer session at Camp Rock and managed to snag the heart of popstar Shane Grey and perform in the famous final jam. Now, in these all new original stories, the second session of...

08.09.2016

This Is How It Starts
in the tradition of Jay McInerney, Grant Ginder’s phenomenal debut novel follows one post-collegiate idealist on his quest to fit in with—and then distance himself from—capital hill’s up-andcoming political...

19.11.2017

Black & White
When Michael follows his dying father to North Carolina, a lifetime of lies begins to unravel. His pursuit of his father's past--haunted by voodoo, adultery and murder--takes him to a place called Hayti, once the most prosperous black community in...

02.04.2013

23-salen
Ingvar Even Ambjørnsen-Haefs is a Norwegian writer. He is best known for his "Elling" tetralogy: Utsikt til paradiset (1993), Fugledansen (1995), Brødre i blodet (1996), and Elsk meg i morgen (1999).Brødre i blodet ("Blood...

29.09.2016

Checkmate
Dr. Cameron Talbot has invented a breakthrough technology to defend against cruise missiles. But she needs support from skeptical company officers, funding from a reluctant Congress, and help from the White House to develop her life-saving project....

20.07.2018

Richard Carpenter's Robin Of Sherwood
This is definitely the best book in the series. I think that's partly due to the writer and partly because it only adapts 3 episodes: that's the right amount of material for a book this length, and it gives the writer scope to add extra detail that...

03.12.2017

The Pint Man
A funny and endearing novel about the comforts of a never-ending adolescence and the glories of Guinness. For Rodney Poole, a friendly and unassuming lover of clever wordplay and television sports of all...

30.06.2014

In the Gloaming
Faeries come from all cultures and countries and range in appearance from lovely to terrifying to looking like an everyday person. Some are benign, some malevolent. Based on actual faerie lore, this anthology incorporates the work of five...

02.12.2016

The Ecliptic
The mesmerising new novel from the acclaimed author of The Bellwether Revivals: a rich and immersive story of love, obsession, creativity and disintegration.On a forested island off the coast of Istanbul stands Portmantle, a gated refuge for...

20.08.2015

Die Liebe Zur Zeit Des Mahlstädter Kindes
En kvinde, der tvinger sin kæreste til at spærre hende inde i et bur i sit køkken. En oldgammel digter i en jernseng, der selv bliver pragtstykket i et litteraturarkivs samling. Og så Lilly, som en dag må konstatere, at der...

08.07.2016

The Russian Bride
A sensational thriller in the world of counter intellegience in which an officer is forced to marry a Russian woman with connections to the mob that puts his family and life in double jeopardy. Major Kit Bennings is an elite military...

14.02.2013

Try A Little Tenderness
Jenny and Laura Nightingale are as different as chalk and cheese. Jenny has a pretty face and a lively sense of humour; Laura is spoilt and moody and never far from trouble. So when Jenny and her best friend Janet are pursued by the boys in their...

17.11.2012

Lost Memory of Skin
The acclaimed author of The Sweet Hereafter and Rule of the Bone returns with a provocative new novel that illuminates the shadowed edges of contemporary American culture with startling and unforgettable resultsSuspended in...

15.06.2016

Just Business
Niamh Lynch appears to have it all: a high-flying career, a handsome, successful husband and a loving family. But looks can be deceiving.From the moment she has to deliver the terrible news that there will be heavy redundancies at her...

05.03.2015

Star Lake Saloon and Housekeeping Cottages
In this struggle to save the nostalgic landscape of northern Wisconsin, unlikely partnerships and new relationships lead to life-changing events for loveable Hannah Swann and all who surround her. Through this sometimes humorous, elegantly plotted...

10.01.2016

Pyrotechnicon
BY HIS NOSE YOU MAY KNOW HIMCyrano de Bergerac: lover, poet, inventor, swordsman — man of ferocious blade and pretty talent. Now it can be told: his final, most daring adventure — a fight to the death against the dread Master of Secrets,...

03.09.2014

Unholy Cravings (Immoral Hungers, #2)
Book 2 in the Immoral Hungers series. When Soren and Donar escape their hellish prison, their memories are erased and evil threatens to consume their goodness. They find solace in the same woman, a healer who's lost faith in her powers and the...

29.05.2017

Léon in Louise
A life-long love affair that survives the tribulations of two World Wars, Léon and Louise tells the story of Alex Capus' French grandfather. It charmed readers in Germany, where it sold nearly two hundred thousand copies and, in the year...

29.08.2015

The Years by Virginia Woolf
This edition takes the first British edition of "The Years" as its copy-text, and includes a comprehensive introduction, extensive explanatory notes, and a full list of textual variants and editorial emendations.Features a comprehensive...

05.09.2016

His Dark Materials
“‘Unstageable’ was the first reaction of the National Theatre’s artistic director, Nicholas Hytner, to the idea of dramatizing His Dark Materials. But last night’s opening night has triumphantly proved him wrong.”—The Sunday...

17.07.2016

La Saison de l'ombre
« Le jour s'apprête à chasser la nuit, sur les terres du clan mulungo, les femmes dorment. Même les yeux fermés les femmes savent qu'il faut se garder des voix sans visage. Le Mal existe. Il sait se faire passer pour autre qu'il...

03.03.2016

The Hostile Hospital (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #8)
The Barnes & Noble ReviewThe unluckiest children in the world face their toughest challenges yet in The Hostile Hospital, the eighth book in Lemony Snicket's delightfully disastrous tales, A Series of...

08.05.2016

Uma Teoria Provisória do Amor
Uma modesta empresa de informática de San Francisco, a Amiante Systems, fundada e comandada pelo genial pioneiro Henry Livorno — hoje velho e decadente —, aposta todas as suas fichas na tentativa de criar o primeiro computador verdadeiramente...

17.12.2015

Uno, nessuno e centomila
È la modernissima ed emblematica tragedia di Vitangelo Moscarda che scopre di essere un estraneo a se stesso, costruito dagli altri a modo loro: ognuno lo fa diverso e gli altri lo falsificano. Non può conoscersi, se pretende di costruirsi...

08.12.2016

Equal Affections
Equal Affections tells the story of the funny, loving, and tragic Cooper family. Louise, the indomitable matriarch, has had cancer for twenty years. Her son Danny, a lawyer, lives in a New Jersey suburb with his lover Walter, who is slowly growing...

05.06.2017

Lawnboy
"Lawnboy is, quite simply, the real thing, a novel of mystery and great beauty." —Michael CunninghamThey all thought I was good-natured, upright and responsible, generous, affectionate, and kind, and of...

06.01.2015

Rumpole and the younger generation
In this first Rumpole story, John Mortimer presents us with a fascinating set of facts, setting out the basis for a long and well-loved series set in the legal world. We get to know the main character from his own words and observations as...

12.04.2017

Family Roundabout
I'm not sure I'll ever understand the pull these British books have on me. They're so slow and laid-back, and seem to be written so impartially, and yet they keep me turning the pages. Family Roundabout is the story of two familes,...

06.06.2015

The Military Philosophers (A Dance to the Music of Time, #9)
Earlier this evening, notgettingenough and I were arguing about Harry Potter. Not, despite having posted a review that has reduced several Potter fans to sputtering incoherence, was...

07.11.2016

Something Red
When Jennifer Gilmore’s first novel, Golden Country, was published, The New York Times Book Review called it "an ingeniously plotted family yarn" and praised her as an author who "enlivens the myth of the American...

04.05.2014