'No Other World' by Rahul Mehta

Mehta’s artfulness is the deep empathy with which we nevertheless regard his characters, forced to live in small worlds they’re not fit for, worlds that cannot contain their complexities…. read more

'Marlene' by C. W. Gortner

C. W. Gortner’s novelization of the life of Marlene Dietrich, the German stage and film actress who became a legend in American cinema, is a rollicking good read filled with intimate details of her tempestuous life … read more

'Frannie and Tru' by Karen Hattrup

If this sounds like a story that’s been written a hundred times in various combinations, that’s because it’s a crucial part of coming of age. Learning about life outside of your socioeconomic culture and experience level is what defines the act of growing up… read more

'Orient' by Christopher Bollen

Bollen crafts a series of interweaving threads with impressive finesse and detail, and it’s a testament to his talent that the reader can become equally invested in them as they are in getting to the roots of the murders and arson that begin to pepper the narrative … read more