Fiction from Ashe, Box, and Sigurdardóttir, plus Debuters de Silva and Kelly | Xpress Reviews

rogueTN

Lovers of historical romance and mysteries will enjoy Ashe’s latest; more of Joe Pickett for Box fans; de SIlva’s debut features descriptive writing and excellent sense of place; a debut about the Houdinis; and a spooky, haunting thriller from Sigurdardóttir

Fiction from Brady, Hamilton, and Jordan | Xpress Reviews

hardcoldwinterTN

Suggest Brady’s page-turning crime thriller to fans of Charles Finch and Anne Perry; Hamiton’s thriller is clever, timely, and definitely an attention grabber; Jordan conjures incredible sparks between our cautious couple and keeps the action flowing

Fiction from Miéville and Morrison, with Pauw’s U.S. Debut | Xpress Reviews

censustakerTN

Miéville uses his inimitable style to create distinctive, sympathetic characters; Morrison’s fresh, immersive debut exposes the privacy dangers of social technology; Pauw’s U.S. debut is a very readable, fast-faced thriller

Fiction by Berne and Nesser, plus Two Well-Received Debuts | Xpress Reviews

dogsoflittlefieldTN

Berne’s fourth novel should appeal to fans of contemporary slice-of-life fiction; Chiarella’s debut novel is an intriguing tale of medical advancement; Nesser’s latest offers plenty of twists and suspense; a thoroughly researched historical fiction debut

Fiction from Binchy, Chamberlain, Higashino, and May, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

midsummerTN

An unremarkable collection from Binchy, war fiction that is dramatic and raw, a hauntingly poetic and culturally enlightening debut, a total page-turner first novel, Higashino’s complex and riveting mystery, May’s tale of two nostalgia trips

Charlie Jane Anders, Barbara Pym, & an Estonian Best Seller | Audio in Advance March 2016 | Stephanie’s Picks

25372801__1452113986_84676

Anders, Charlie Jane. All the Birds in the Sky. Recorded Bks. ISBN 9781501902444. Reader TBA. Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead parted ways under mysterious circumstances during high school and didn’t expect to see each other again. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time machine could hardly […]

Fiction from Arlidge, Brown, Faulks, Gowda, Guez, Lee, Oates, and White, Williams, & Willig | Xpress Reviews

wheremyheartTN

Another solid read from Arlidge; a beautiful and unusual book about familial love; Faulks’s new novel ends on a note of poignancy; a quick-paced and suspenseful story; Oates’s impossible loved story is ultimately heartbreaking; engaging, complex characters and an intriguingly twisty plot

Fiction from Harris, Mack, Morton, Strout, and Wells | Xpress Reviews

lakehouseTN

Harris limns Cicero, Mack’s Maisie gets Choked Up, Morton’s latest features gothic undertones, Strout’s Lucy is highly recommended, Wells’s comic mystery is shouting “series”

Best Media 2015: Audiobooks

deliciousfoods

lj ljThis year’s best audiobooks, chosen by LJ’s reviewers, demonstrate the format’s remarkable range. Genres on display among the fiction titles include literary fiction, mysteries, and Westerns. The nonfiction list addresses little-known religions, the sinking of the Lusitania, and memoirs about race, caring for an aged parent, and living with mental illness, among other topics. […]

Q&A: Randy L. Morkved

morkved.jpg12715

Balcony 7 offers an intriguing mix of titles. Recently, the company’s publisher, Randy L. Morkved, answered some questions via email about how the business got started and what they have to offer.