Glass Houses by Louise Penny "A meticulously built mystery that follows a careful ascent toward a breaking point that will
Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix Horrorstör is a contemporary haunted-house story set in an Ikea-like furniture superstore and
Innocents and Others, Spiotta's new novel delivers in the most personal, least high tech way, comprising notes, lists, screenplay cuts, and reveries. She writes one of the most tender, but most explicit love scenes I've ever read. Along the way there are explorations of the meaning -- and pain -- of devotion to our art or passions, the importance of our senses, how we account for ourselves, our impulses to keep secrets and to confess them.
More than a decade after the first strong signals of the collapse (or at least the twilight) of the American empire, there is yet to be a melancholic reckoning with the decline of empire.
Brian DeLeeuw is a novelist and screenwriter. After graduating from Princeton, he received his MFA from The New School. His first novel, In This Way I Was Saved, was long-listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize. His second novel is The Dismantling.
While writers may welcome the Oulipian challenge of crafting prose fit for a tweet, Twitter isn't the first outlet for experimental publishing. And it likely isn't the last.
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In A Visit From the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan created a network of characters and places that is both as solid and as open ended as life. The book is the perfect blend of accessible writing, innovative design and literary pedigree.
There are bad memories, too. My once-strong young husband lying on our kitchen floor, telling me he was done and bone tired and once he got up he was going to leave.
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