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.
The slyly ironic, superbly crafted and often hysterical 17 short stories that comprise Crow Fair
prove Thomas McGuane is America’s preeminent chronicler of “Big Sky”
country and the “new American West.”
In this groundbreaking and controversial
manifesto, we join Johann Hari on his three-year investigation — a kind
of “trail of tears” that traverses nine countries, covers 30,000 miles
and tracks the lives of countless individuals whose lives have been
caught up in the maelstrom of the so-called “Drug War.”
Veteran newspaper reporter Jim DeBrosse’s Hidden City,
set in, around and below the streets of Cincinnati, is a tour de force
mystery thriller that also addresses many of the city’s social and
Anne Lamott, author of her seventh book on spirituality, Small
Victories, is nothing if not unique. The 60-year-old Northern California
grandmother is a nature-loving, earthy-crunchy hiker/skier; she’s also a
self-described “narcissist,” politically to the left of Chairman Mao and a
member of a predominantly black Baptist church.
In 1937, with America still clawing out of the Great Depression, F.
Scott Fitzgerald was in big trouble. After years of what the Irish call “too
much drink,” the party was over and Scott was in poor health.
Cincinnati native David Bell’s latest thriller, The Forgotten Girl,
centers on Jason Danvers, a 45-year-old graphic designer in small-town
Ohio whose comfortable existence is seriously altered when his wayward
younger sister re-enters his life.