RaveLibrary JournalHeller’s chilling tale of twisted minds playing on pandemic fears is all too realistic. One heckuva read; don’t miss it.
RaveLibrary Journal... powerful ... Davidson’s riveting page-turner reveals one harsh reality after another, with no happy ending. The stakes are high, loyalty vanishes, and family ties mean nothing. A strong writer to watch.
PositiveLibrary JournalButler’s award-winning talent as a storyteller propels his characters on a heart-stopping, daring race with unexpected outcomes. Godspeed indeed.
Jessica Anya Blau
RaveLibrary JournalBlau’s intelligent, witty novel captures the essence of the ’70s with humor and immensely appealing characters. Highly recommended.
RaveLibrary JournalWith a nod to Ivan Doig’s straightforward folksy style, this impressive second novel after Painted Horses tells an earnest, heartfelt family story with laugh-out-loud humor, deep-seated family conflicts, and distressing coming-of-age crises. Enthusiastically recommended.
PositiveLibrary JournalJones’s compressed, minimalist style heightens the effect of a precarious future for a world where climate chaos is deadly serious, creating an absorbing narrative for sophisticated readers.
PositiveLibrary JournalFrom its heart-pounding opening, poet Givhan’s second novel (after Trinity Sight) leads readers into the dark recesses of Bianca’s traumatic experiences and subsequent healing.
Tara June Winch
RaveLibrary JournalThree distinct narratives bind together Winch’s riveting story of Australia’s Indigenous people ... The Aborigines’ story is one of yielding, of not taking from the land but of bending to the will of others, a tragic picture of the Australian colonial period. Winch makes a strong statement, beautifully rendered.
Crissy Van Meter
PositiveLibrary JournalVan Meter’s first-person debut novel is driven by the natural world of tsunamis, earthquakes, heat, hail, and wildfires, always with an overarching presence of the sea creatures surrounding the island. A compelling coming-of-age tale.
Kate Elizabeth Russell
PositiveLibrary JournalAs Vanessa slowly unpacks what happened, we see her youthful and ongoing denial, the impact of events on her still unsure self, how sedulous Strane was in drawing her in, how unabashed he remains, how much she needed and still needs to believe they had something special, and how she still takes Strane as a measure ... A deeply relevant debut that the author has been writing since age 16, drawing on her own experiences, and the reading enlightens even as it chills
RaveLibrary Journal... a most unusual, absorbing tale ... Obreht suspensefully reimagines an extraordinary American West filled with larger-than-life characters, imaginary marauding beasts, and ghosts who commune with the living.