July 15, 2008 Tim Winton's novel is a coming-of-age story imbued with a healthy dose of aesthetic mysticism. John Freeman says that there "won't be a better novel on surfing published anytime soon."
July 10, 2008 Kathryn Davis' novel The Thin Place captures the intimate moments that happen in a small town where miracles happen.
July 9, 2008 Rivka Galchen's debut novel Atmospheric Disturbances offers an inventive twist on the man-loves-woman, man-loses-woman convention.
July 3, 2008 Super-Folks deconstructs and reconstructs the superhero genre for adult readers.
July 3, 2008 The neuroses of superheros are analyzed through intensive therapy in Minister Faust's novel From the Notebooks of Dr. Brain.
July 3, 2008 Charles Yu's collection of short stories explores issues of identity and choice through empathetic characters like low-level superhero Moisture Man.
July 3, 2008 Notable screenwriter Perry Moore switches format for Hero, a novel about a gay adolescent who happens to be endowed with superpowers.
May 28, 2008 Ian Fleming's estate has contracted with writer Sebastian Faulks to write another installment of James Bond's adventures. The latest 007 novel — Devil May Care — features a villain with a hairy, ape hand; a psychopathic killer named Chagrin and (of course) a Bond girl or two.
May 27, 2008 While there's definite comfort to be had in the familiar authors, sometimes what you really want is the spark and thrill of a chance encounter — that's where first books come in.
May 23, 2008 In Rick Bragg's third memoir, the author finds a woman to love, but struggles to be a father to her son: Will he follow in the steps of his own drunkard father, or will he forge a new model of parenthood?
May 23, 2008 Pearlie and Holland Cook are like any other married couple in the early 50s — quietly loving, engaged in a polite dance of circumstance and genuine affection — until a friend from Holland's past shows up on their doorstep and changes everything.
May 23, 2008 Set just after World War II, this novel about the inhabitants of a British island who survived German occupation reads like a hidden piece of history, alternately moving and charming, but always memorable.