PositiveLibrary JournalPart mystery, part romance, this charming story is set in the present but has the feel of an earlier time. Fans of Helen Simonson\'s Major Pettigrew\'s Last Stand and Rachel Joyce\'s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry will eat this spicy masala of a novel right up.
PositiveLibrary JournalThis is a taut horror story wrapped inside a domestic drama of two people at war with each other. A scarily satisfying read.
PositiveLibrary JournalAll of the characters in this wonderful novel are endearing. Most of them, including Joseph’s judgmental mother and Lucy’s guileless, sports-crazy sons, are also smart and funny. A few minor characters are racist and provide some timely #BlackLivesMatter moments ... Filled with laugh-out-loud charm, Hornby’s movie-ready follow-up to State of the Union is a hopeful balm for our unsettled postpandemic times.
PositiveLibrary JournalA dreamy fairy tale winds its way through this moody story of loss and redemption, which focuses on mothers and daughters and the ways in which they grow apart and sometimes find their way back. For most fiction readers.
RaveLibrary JournalA poetic sensibility runs through this luminous novel of sorrow and uplift by the Booker-nominated, multi-award-winning Barry. Highly recommended.
RaveLibrary JournalWith astonishing unpredictability, YA novelist Collins enters the adult arena with a spellbinding blend of history, mystery and fantasy.
RaveLibrary JournalGorgeously written, this debut novel is a haunting prose poem with surreal overtones. Highly recommended.