Reader Review: “We Are Not from Here”

by Tanu Panwar (Ghaziabad): We Are Not From Here astonishes even as it conveys harsh realities. Torres Sanchez's prose alternately chills and sings as it brings primal human experiences—life and death, despair and hunger,...

Reader Review: “Whereabouts”

by Margot P (Mandeville, LA): While Whereabouts is a novel in the technical sense, it's really just slices of life in a year of a floundering 40ish Italian woman in an unnamed city. The...

Reader Review: “The Plot”

by Abdul Salam Rain (I'm from Nepal): It's very good book.

Reader Review: “The Boys in the Boat”

by techeditor (Romeo, Michigan): Although its subtitle implies that THE BOYS IN THE BOAT is about the American eight-oar rowing crew in the 1936 Olympics, the book is more than that. It's mostly about...

Reader Review: “Turn of Mind”

by Techeditor (Romeo, Michigan): After reading three undesirable books in a row, I hit gold with Alice LaPlante's TURN OF MIND. It's not a happy book. It may even break your heart. But it's...

Reader Review: “The Arsonists’ City”

by RebeccaR (Western USA): "Grief will make you do crazy things...page211" and this novel proves that to be true. This turned out to be one of my favorite books so far in...

Reader Review: “Ariadne”

by Carolt (Iowa): I am surprised. I didn't expect to like this book nearly as much as I did. Really, fiction based on Greek myths? Most tellings have left me cold - I couldn't...

Reader Review: “The Law of Similars”

by techeditor (Romeo, Michigan): Five stars again for Chris Bohjalian. I have read nearly all his books, and most are five-star, some four. This one, THE LAW OF SIMILARS, is a book he wrote...

Reader Review: “The Barbizon”

by Abi: Beautifully written and impeccably researched, The Barbizon weaves together a tale that has, until now, never been told. It is both a vivid portrait of the lives of these young women who...

Reader Review: “Girl, Woman, Other”

by Anna Rowe (BRANTFORD): I thought this book was quite an accomplishment. It is a novel but reads more like a collection of twelve stories, each about an individual woman who is directly or...

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