Witchcraft and murder at a boarding school + a WWII military thriller = this week’s Thriller Thursday. THE FURIES by Katie Lowe “Murder and witchcraft mix with a heady cocktail of drugs, booze, and revenge in this elegant, pitch-perfect coming-of-age story.”–Kirkus Reviews THE NUGGET by P. T. Deutermann “Deutermann, long a master of military thrillers, […]
We’re thrilled to have three Macmillan titles chosen for BookExpo’s 2018 Editors’ Buzz panels: SHE WOULD BE KING by Wayétu Moore Available September 11, 2018 from Graywolf Press Adult Editor’s Buzz Panel Selection Moore’s powerful debut novel blends history and magical realism in a reimagining of the dramatic story of Liberia’s early years through three […]
We’ve got two amazing debuts and three excellent series entries for you this #ThrillerThursday: IF WE WERE VILLAINS by M.L. Rio A literary debut in the tradition of Donna Tartt’s THE SECRET HISTORY about a group of seven young actors studying Shakespeare at an elite arts school who find their friendship turned into nasty rivalry […]
Today we wish a big ‘ol #BookBday to: ON IMMUNITY by Eula Biss National Book Critics Circle Award-winner Biss’s examination of and ultimately, support for vaccines is an October 2014 Indie Next pick, a BEA Librarians “Shout ‘n Share” pick, has three outstanding starred reviews, and just recently was announced as a finalist for the […]
An aspiring writer discovers that her landlady has murdered her husband. An accomplished surgeon meets a cabaret singer, whose beautiful appearance belies the grotesque condition of her heart. And while the surgeon’s jealous lover vows to kill him, a violent envy also stirs in the soul of a lonely craftsman. The fates of these and others converge in the dark web of Yoko Ogawa's REVENGE.
Alan Cheuse raved about REVENGE on NPR saying, "So, really, it's not just Murakami but also the shadow of Borges that hovers over this mesmerizing book. And in that telltale heart, one may detect a slight bow to the American macabre of E.A. Poe. Ogawa stands on the shoulders of giants, as another saying goes. But this collection may linger in your mind—it does in mine—as a delicious, perplexing, absorbing and somehow singular experience." Read the full review here.
"Ogawa’s writing is simple and effective, and her technique for merging the tales demonstrates her mastery of the written word. [...] the author paints each tale exquisitely." -Kirkus Reviews
"Weaving together the morbid tales of 11 unnamed narrators, prolific Japanese author Ogawa, a Shirley Jackson Award winner, [...] makes it count with her precision and dedication to bringing the vision full-circle." -Publishers Weekly
Watch the book trailer for REVENGE here. IF YOU DARE!