How it All Began
By Penelope Lively.
LITERARY - Lively traces the aftereffects of one small event in Charlotte Rainsford's life. ([EXCELLENT] SELECTION Mar/Apr 2012)
By Lydia Millet.
LITERARY - This is the sequel to How the Dead Dream ([EXCELLENT] May/June 2008), told from another perspective. ([EXCELLENT] Mar/Apr 2012)
Love and Shame and Love
By Peter Orner
LITERARY - Alexander Popper first appeared as a minor character in Esther Stories (2001), which featured a Jewish family in Chicago. Here, he dominates the story line. ([EXCELLENT] Mar/Apr 2012)
Love and Capital
Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution
By Mary Gabriel
BIOGRAPHY - The author focuses on the famous idealistic revolutionary's complex relationships. ([EXCELLENT] Jan/Feb 2012)
A Thousand Lives
The Untold Story of Hope, Deception, and Survival at Jonestown
By Julia Scheeres
HISTORY - Scheeres recreates life in the Jonestown compound in Guyana to understand why so many regular people followed Jim Jones to their deaths. ([EXCELLENT] Jan/Feb 2012)
By Shalom Auslander
LITERARY - A troubled family moves from their Brooklyn home to a farmhouse in upstate New York, where they discover none other famed diarist Anne Frank, alive and well. ([EXCELLENT] May/June 2012)
Throne of the Crescent Moon
By Saladin Ahmed
SF - In this debut novel, a series of vicious supernatural...