News - Announcing the Winners of the 2019 National Book Awards
Tag Archive: literary fiction
Olive, Again, Elizabeth Strout, - I remember the moment I fell in love with Olive Kitteridge. It was near the end of the book and Olive was lying down looking out a window.
Call Upon the Water, Stella Tillyard, Atria Books - an unforgettable love story exploring the power of nature versus man and man versus woman.
Vexations, Caitlin Horrocks, Little Brown - Caitlin Horrocks, author of The Vexations, had finished her MFA at Arizona State University in 2007 and had been writing short stories for a few years, when she signed up for a summer workshop in 2010.
The Travelers, Regina Porter, Hogarth - The Travelers tells stories of mostly interconnected families starting in 1946 with “the man James” when he was a four-year-old boy who wanted to know why people need sleep.
The Braid, Laetitia Colombani, Atria - Laetitia Colombani’s most inspiring novel, “The Braid,” takes us on a breathtaking journey, laced with valuable historical perspectives of three women facing different obstacles, mostly obscure, and almost beyond our comprehension
Where the Light Falls, Nancy Hale, Library of America - “Nancy Hale’s touch was so precise and delicate that you might think you’re reading undiscovered Edith Wharton stories.
Mama Hissa's Mice, Saud Alsanousi, Amazon Crossing - Katkouk, Fahd and Sadiq are a mismatched trio who grew up together in the Surra district of Kuwait in the last quarter of the twentieth century. Lacking a common faith or heritage, nevertheless they form a solid friendship.
The Editor, Steven Rowley, Peguin Random House - The Editor Explores Mother/Son Relationships - I can’t lie. I was drawn to Steven Rowley’s novel THE EDITOR for the chance to spend time, even fictionally, with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Chelsea Girls, Fiona Davis, Random House - The historical novel, “Chelsea Girls,” verifies the old adage that history repeats itself. Fiona Davis’ drama unfolds during McCarthyism when entertainers living in the New York Chelsea Hotel were without evidence targeted for subversive practice and blacklisted as “communists” and “socialists.”