A Good Hard Look
To brand this a Southern novel, or a quaint period piece, would be doing Napolitano’s evocative tale of friendship and community a disservice. (For what it’s worth, though, Flannery O’Connor appears as a character.) B+
Using standard ingredients (long-lost brothers, organized crime, a beautiful girl), Hart whips up an intoxicating brew. A-
Death Is Not An Option
Rivecca’s tales have one thing in common: smart, tough, indelible female characters.
Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
The second installment in the authors’ vampire series has a lot going for it — fast pace, strong mythology, and obsessive detail.
The Ghost of Greenwich Village
A young woman moves to the New York City neighborhood her mother lived in during the 1960s, hoping for the same magical experience.
What happens when a young Jewish Peace Corps volunteer is sent to one of China’s inner provinces?