Tag: General Fiction

The Hunters

These two short novels have nothing in common except for providing the pleasure of seeing a writer of enormous skill and stylistic grace excel in crafting two very different fictions. “A Simple Tale” traces the life of Maria Poniatowski, a Toronto cleaning woman whose last client has become incapacitated with age and must soon enter a nursing home. Her deterioration marks the end of an... »

Vengeance

Zachary Lazar’s powerful and important novel was inspired by a passion play, The Life of Jesus Christ, he witnessed at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. As someone who writes “fiction, nonfiction, sometimes a hybrid of both,” the narrator of Vengeance, a character much like Lazar himself, tries to accurately view a world he knows is “beyond the limits of my small ... »

Winter Kept Us Warm

A bold and haunting novel that sets love against the brutality of WWII and post-war life Ulli is a young woman, half-English and half-German, squatting in a dismal, empty Berlin apartment, one year after the war has ended. She’s scraping together a living as an interpreter between Berlin-based GIs and the wide-eyed local girls eager to meet them. One night, Ulli meets two American soldiers: ... »

Lore

Now a Major Motion Picture, Lore (previously published as The Dark Room) is a powerful, suspenseful work of fiction that examines the legacy of World War II on ordinary Germans — both immediate survivors of the war and future generations. A Booker Prize finalist and winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. In the spring of 1945, weeks after the defeat of Germany, a teenage girl called Lor... »

A Life Less Broken

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The Fundamentals of Play

“Kate was what you wanted, somehow, in this infinitely ironic age. She was the kind of girl about whom other girls used to say, ‘All right, so she’s thin but,’ trying vainly to suss out the appeal. And even now, when her name comes up, and with it the sulky protest it invariably evokes–‘She’s not that great’–I do not feel compelled to argue in ... »

Darby Stansfield Thriller Series (Books 1-3

The first three books in the wildly popular Darby Stansfield Thriller series are now available as a bundled set. Readers have described the series as Tarantino meets The Office with a splash of romance. The bundle includes the following novels: CHOP SUEYWhen disgraced sales associate Darby Stansfield discovers he has six months to save his job, he does what any normal person would do. He freaks. D... »

The Job of the Wasp

“A witty and grisly gothic unlike anything I’ve ever read. You should absolutely read this.” Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble A new arrival at an isolated school for orphaned boys quickly comes to realize there is something wrong with his new home. He hears chilling whispers in the night, his troubled classmates are violent and hostile, and the Headmaster sends cryptic messag... »

Indiscreet

Even with all of Gia Ruiz’s success professionally, a divorce has left her alone with nobody to share her triumphs and successes with. Eager to get back in the game, she joins The Agency, a discreet and exclusive matchmaking service that can hook her up with the high-powered, gorgeous executive man she craves. Dane Westbrook is the most seductive and tempting of all the men that The Agency o... »

The Upside to Being Single

If anyone asks, I knew better than to flash my boobs for Mardi Gras beads. I still don’t know why I did it.Maybe it was the dare from my two best friends. Maybe it was the guys on the balcony saying they’d throw Fireball shots with the beads.Or maybe it was the quiet guy in the corner of that same balcony with piercing gray eyes, wavy dark hair, and a smile so tempting I wanted to clim... »