Reviews : Fiction

'Sphinx’ by Anne Garréta

Sphinx, on the surface, is a standard story of love and loss. But that’s about all that’s standard here. You won’t get past the first page without asking questions, and by the time you turn the last one, you’ll be no closer to an answer… read more

'Vera’s Will' by Shelley Ettinger

“Don’t go. Let me show you what it looks like when surrender, and an instinct not to, live side by side.” —Carl Philips Shelley Ettinger has written a masterful novel. There are few in this world who can sustain the long, multi-generational, multi-perspective, multi-country narrative form, and she is one of them. Vera’s Will follows… read more

'Muse' by Jonathan Galassi

Jonathan Galassi does a superb job of offering a meticulously observed peek behind the curtain of the book publishing world, complete with an eclectic cast of outsized characters…. read more

'The Ghost Network' by Catie Disabato

The Ghost Network is a mystery, though less a whodunit than a philosophical koan. It’s a layered and twisted trip through the real and fictional, pop and political… read more

'Adult Onset' by Ann-Marie MacDonald

Voyeuristic close-ups, the escalation of fear in the reader, repeated, almost painful, moments of anticipation—Hitchcock would be applauding Adult Onset, Ann-Marie MacDonald’s third novel… read more