City On Fire is an adrenaline rush
of a novel featuring a host of Dickensian characters, all on the run
from families, class, race and sexuality. Hallberg’s lyrical prose
heralds the arrival of one of the great new writers of our time.
Patti Smith, the sexy, seminal Punk rocker, poet goddess
and performance artist, has released a sequel to her National Book
Award-winning memoir Just Kids, the mesmerizing, hypnotic and glorious collection of essays entitled M Train.
The author of two former memoirs about
his experiences with addiction, Bill Clegg turns away from
self-obsession and focuses on the “new families we choose,” in his
arresting and gripping debut novel Did You Ever Have A Family.
Anthony Marra’s masterful 2013 debut novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena,
rightly garnered high praise from across the literary landscape for its
graceful prose and its affecting ability to find humanity amid
It’s a sultry, late-August afternoon and the acclaimed, wildly popular New York Times-bestselling
author Kim Harrison is explaining why she decided to cross over into a
new literary genre by writing the highly anticipated sci-fi thriller The Drafter, the first of The Peri Reed Chronicles trilogy.
There is an underlying fluidity,
impermanence and shaky confidence at the core of Ruth Galm’s
hyper-vigilant and engrossing debut novel, Into the Valley, that is both unsettling and, ultimately, victorious.
Never lacking in ambition, first-time
author Brian Panowich enters the ring with a no-holds-barred, age-old
tale of the ties that bind family and the resentments and stubbornness
that tear families apart.
Andrew Welsh-Huggins has got their number
— the number that relates to classic hard-boiled mystery novels with
flawed heroes; complicated goings-on that come clear only in the final
pages; love affairs a long way from first love but more interesting than
that well-traveled route; and an ending that brings you up short by way
of revealing things, logical but surprising, that neither you nor the
central character guessed.