By Jodi Picoult
Do you know where your children are?
Entertainment Weekly EXCELLENT/CLASSIC
"This is vintage Picoult, expertly crafted, thought-provoking, and compelling."
By Carmen Laforet
Coming of age during the Franco regime.
Sunday Herald [UK] CLASSIC
"Nada's work is sui generis, a gothic horror story which deserves the widest possible readership."
Lost City Radio
By Daniel Alarcon
Life during a South American civil war.
Rocky Mountain News EXCELLENT
"... a wise look at the ravages of war and political strife through the lens of a quietly heartbroken woman."
In the Country of Men
By Hisham Matar
Coming of age in Qaddafi's Libya.
Washington Post EXCELLENT
"This sad, beautiful novel captures the universal tragedy of children caught in their parents' terrors."
The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers
By Amy Stewart
Flowers: a growth industry.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer EXCELLENT
"[Stewart] has the soul of an unrestrained flower lover, the moxie of an investigative journalist."
By Cory Doctorow
A collection of techno short stories.
Sci Fi Weekly ECELLENT/CLASSIC
"Doctorow [is] steeping himself in the culture of the present and then amping up what he registers as significant to a day-after-tomorrow condition."
Mistress of the Art of Death
By Ariana Franklin
Murder in medieval England.
USA Today EXCELLENT
"Ariana Franklin's intelligent Mistress could have been called CSI: Canterbury."
Then We Came to the End
By Joshua Ferris
There's no such thing as a free morning bagel.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch EXCELLENT
"Comparisons to the film Office Space and the TV series The Office are inevitable and not entirely off the mark."