There’s no doubt that Charles Baxter is a brilliant writer, a treasure of the Midwest. But even the greats can stumble, and unfortunately Ba ... »
Glen Erik Hamilton doesn’t have any past novels to his credit, but his debut, “Past Crimes” (William Morrow, 324 pages, $26.99 ... »
“Welcome to Braggsville” (William Morrow, 355 pages, $25.99), the new novel by Iowa Writers’ Workshop grad and current visitin ... »
David LaRochelle’s “Moo!” is a funny and charming tale of adventure.
Who wouldn’t love a story about a cow joy-r ... »
K.L. Cook crafts stories populated by characters who seem wholly real. Each story in Cook’s award-winning 2011 collection, “Love Song ... »
When we think of leaders in the civil rights movement, we often think of people like the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. or Malcolm X — powe ... »
“A Replacement Life,” the debut novel from Boris Fishman, is many stories in one. It’s the story of Slava Gelman, a young, str ... »
After reading two books with depressing characters, I was ready for a light, fun read. I knew Beth Kendrick wouldn’t disappoint.
In Ke ... »
A couple — Dale and Hoa — travels to Mexico’s Chihuahua Desert, tracing the apocryphal path of the writer Ambrose Bierce while ... »
William Gibson’s new novel, “The Peripheral” (Putnam, 386 pages, $28.95), is set in two futures. The first is some vague numbe ... »
Officer Janice Itwaru’s day is not off to a good start. Smushed in a patrol car with four male officers, the radio is off so everyone can ar ... »
Grady Hendrix manages to both send up corporate retail life and deliver some genuinely scary stuff in “Horrorstor” (Quirk Books, 250 ... »
It’s easy to draw comparisons between Brazilian author Daniel Galera’s recently translated novel “Blood-Drenched Beard” ... »
Every time I read a story based on the Holocaust, I am riveted and in awe of the horrific acts perpetrated on the Jewish people. Every story I have ... »