RaveAssociated. PressAlmost everyone has a dysfunctional family, but few expose their relatives’ funny, embarrassing and even disturbing quirks quite like writer and humorist David Sedaris ... A new collection of poignant, honest and funny essays ... Writing about his teen years, Sedaris is simultaneously amusing and brutal while unflinchingly exposing the ironies of his family and life in general.
RaveAssociated PressThe funny, poignant and sometimes magical memoir is an open-eyed look at later life and what Ephron calls the left turns that can be perilous or wonderous ... There\'s also plenty of enchantment .
RaveAssociated PressThe gripping story plotted out in The Cartographers is the latest product of Peng Shepherd’s creative imagination, providing readers with many tantalizing twists and surprises along the way as she explores the intersection between science and art, mathematics and magic ... Shepherd’s latest novel is sometimes dark, describing mystical happenings that science cannot explain.
PositiveThe Associated Press... recalls Allende’s best known and highly successful novel, The House of Spirits, which weaves together the personal and the political in a saga stretching across decades.
Joyce Carol Oates
MixedThe Associated Press... the highly affecting story of a woman facing the unimaginable loss of her spouse ... As the book nears the end, time begins tumbling forward in a chaotic manner. It’s hard to know what is real and what is imagined as the novel rushes toward its shocking and ambiguous ending.