Sinister School Days | The Reader’s Shelf

The few years that many of us spend at college are often the most intense of our young lives as we confront new experiences, ideas, and people—often both enticing and intimidating. It is no wonder that authors incorporate this time into novels of psychological suspense.

The Art of the Short Story: 16 New Collections Reveal the Best of a Flourishing Genre

Not just fun but full of smart ideas; well-observed, unexpected writing for fans and more; top-notch, in-your-face work from the priceless Millet; excellent reading for those who value meditative, beautiful storytelling; not all these stories startle, but Sachdeva is a writer to watch; a heartfelt and well-crafted work

ITW Thriller Awards 2017

The 2017 ITW (International Thriller Writers) Thriller Awards were presented, as they have been for the past 12 years, at a sit-down banquet at the Grand Hyatt in midtown New York City. Many people who’ve been there from the start were on hand Saturday, July 15, to present and accept accolades from their colleagues in […]

Fiction from Boyett & Mitchroney, Ephron, Grant, Maron, and Oates | Xpress Reviews

Sf mixed with alternative history; a satisfyingly creepy read for fans of Southern gothic fiction; a very complex plotline seeks to tie up loose ends in Grant’s long-running series; Maron’s fans will enjoy this while wiping away tears of farewell; Oates’s short dark pieces are compelling

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

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

The Long and Short of It: Short Stories by Novelists | The Reader’s Shelf, September 15, 2015

Treat yourself to some economical yet substantial works by popular novelists. These shorts can be savored in less time than it takes to do a load of laundry or run to the grocery store.

Women Writing | Wyatt’s World

March is Women’s History Month! Celebrate with five new titles by women authors Denise Kiernan, Joyce Carol Oates, Ruth Ozeki, Sheryl Sandberg, and Marisa Silver.

Til Death Do Us Part | The Reader’s Shelf | November 1, 2012

Titles that feature scenes from literary marriages.

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