High as the Horses’ Bridles, the
debut novel by Scott Cheshire, is about what happens after a 12-year-old
boy-prophet named Josiah Laudermilk delivers an impassioned apocalyptic
sermon to a group of about 3,000 impassioned faithful.
Since our botched invasion and futile
occupation of Iraq, there have been several excellent accounts of this
costly, deadly debacle —unfortunately all written from the perspective
of American and other Western-based writers.
Since the publication of Noblesville, Ind., author Susan Crandall’s Whistling Past the Graveyard,
readers have been falling in love with both the novel and its
precocious 9-year-old narrator, Starla Claudelle. For Crandall, the
award-winning author of nine previous novels, this release is a
departure of sorts
Since bursting onto the literary stage in 1992 to huge acclaim and equally impressive sales with The Secret History, Donna Tartt has been content to immerse herself in her writing, publishing only two other books since.
"It’s heaven.” Those are the words Mae Holland uses to describe
her first day at work at The Circle, a futuristic, high-tech consumer
interface and the world’s biggest Internet company, which is at the
center of Dave Eggers’ latest novel.