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.
Written with hip, smart and exquisitely brilliant prose, Marisha Pessl’s latest novel, Night Film,
is like a roller coaster ride through the haunted house at the wildest
amusement park ever built. It’s a spine-tingling journey covering
enormous territory as it delves into the deep recesses of the human
Daniel Woodrell is clearly among the best
living American writers when it comes to evoking the sights, sounds and
even the smell of the blood-soaked terrain on which most of his novels
take place. Described by some as the master of “country noir,” Woodrell
is incredibly gifted at describing small towns of the Missouri Ozarks
while also delivering pitch-perfect dialogue straight out of those