With its maze-like layers, James chose an ambitious project for a debut novel.
I’ve accumulated a modest list of my favorite works in recent years—from stand-alones to series, contemporary to science fiction. I hope you find a new favorite among them.
An intricate life, laden with all of its relational off-ramps and delicate emotional networks, has been organized into this memoir but remains fundamentally intact — raw — in a way that only an archivist could manage.
Anthony Doerr weaves together a story across time and space, all the while asking the question, "What happens when stories get lost in translation?"
Reading a story through memories feels like an old movie, a movie that predates the Second World War.
If there is one thing that Old School excels in, it is the raw depiction of the protagonist’s contrived self-presentation.
When we “keep faith” in the face of catastrophe, we discover new strength within ourselves to keep going.
Unlikeable main characters abound in modern fiction, and this novel does not break that mold.
What if Circe could tell her own version of the story? Madeline Miller explores this possibility within her novel Circe: a story that transcends just a simple rewriting of The Odyssey.
Jewell has crafted a compelling mystery full of twists and turns, making sure you won’t know who to believe.