Man & Wife

Bookshots: 'Man & Wife' by Katie Chase

Review by Freddie Moore
A look inside Katie Chase’s debut story collection.
Mongrels

Bookshots: 'Mongrels' by Stephen Graham Jones

Review by Max Booth III May 10, 2016
We dig our claws deep into SGJ's 'Mongrels', AKA 'French Fry Bandits of the Game Show Revolution'.
Bookshots: 'The Mirror Thief' by Martin Seay

Bookshots: 'The Mirror Thief' by Martin Seay

Review by Dean Fetzer
‘The Mirror Thief’ follows Curtis’s search, Stanley’s obsession with the book, and Crivano’s industrial espionage, jumping from Vegas 2003, to 1950s Venice Beach, to 16th Century Venice.
Quiet Creature on the Corner

Bookshots: 'Quiet Creature on the Corner' by Joao Gilberto Noll

Review by Leah Dearborn
A bit like wandering through an art exhibition where you don't necessarily enjoy or understand all the pieces on display, but they do make you think.

Bookshots: 'Central Station' by Lavie Tidhar

Review by BH Shepherd
A concise review of 'Central Station' by Lavie Tidhar.

Bookshots: 'Zero K' By Don Delillo

Review by Keith Rawson May 4, 2016
A brief review of Don DeLillo's latest magnum opus, 'Zero K'.
Bookshots: 'Late One Night' by Lee Martin

Bookshots: 'Late One Night' by Lee Martin

Review by Max Booth III
A look at Lee Martin's small-town lullaby.

Bookshots: 'My Father, the Pornographer: A Memoir' by Chris Offut

Column by Richard Thomas April 19, 2016
In 'My Father, the Pornographer', Offutt takes us on the journey with him, reading his father’s prodigious literary output as both a critic and as a son seeking answers.
Bookshots: 'Movie Stars' by Jack Pendarvis

Bookshots: 'Movie Stars' by Jack Pendarvis

Review by BH Shepherd April 13, 2016
A concise review of 'Movie Stars', a collection of short stories by Jack Pendarvis.
Bookshots: 'Violation: Collected Essays' By Sallie Tisdale

Bookshots: 'Violation: Collected Essays' By Sallie Tisdale

Review by Keith Rawson
A short review of mega-essayist Sallie Tisdale's new collection.
Bookshots: 'The Inventors' by Peter Selgin

Bookshots: 'The Inventors' by Peter Selgin

Review by Ed Sikov
A writer takes on the facts and fictions that made him who he is.
Springtime: A Ghost Story

Bookshots: 'Springtime: A Ghost Story' by Michelle de Kretser

Review by Christopher Shultz
A woman, uprooted from her home in Melbourne and transplanted to Sydney, begins to see a strange woman standing in a garden during her long walks around the city...
Bookshots: ‘The Association of Small Bombs’ by Karan Mahajan

Bookshots: ‘The Association of Small Bombs’ by Karan Mahajan

Review by Freddie Moore
A look inside Karan Mahajan’s second novel.
Bookshots: 'Septimania' by Jonathan Levi

Bookshots: 'Septimania' by Jonathan Levi

Review by Leah Rhyne
In Jonathan Levi's 'Septimania', reality is bent and reimagined, as is history, and...well, just about everything.
Bookshots: Dead Letters: An Anthology edited by Conrad Williams

Bookshots: 'Dead Letters: An Anthology of the Undelivered, the Missing, the Returned…' edited by Conrad Williams

Review by Dean Fetzer
An anthology of stories about objects found in a dead letter office or misdirected mail — and what happens when the wrong person opens it.
Bookshots: 'Asking for It' by Louise O'Neill

Bookshots: 'Asking for It' by Louise O'Neill

Review by Cath Murphy
If you're a parent, I might advise you to buy this for your daughters, but actually it would do more good if I begged you to buy it for your sons.
Bookshots: 'The Dig' by John Preston

Bookshots: 'The Dig' by John Preston

Review by Leah Dearborn
In the summer of 1939, widowed Edith Pretty decides to excavate the earthen mounds on her property at Sutton Hoo in the hope that they may contain treasure.
Bookshots: ‘Relief Map’ by Rosalie Knecht

Bookshots: ‘Relief Map’ by Rosalie Knecht

Review by Freddie Moore
A look inside Rosalie Knecht‘s novel debut.
Bookshots: ‘The North Water’ by Ian McGuire

Bookshots: ‘The North Water’ by Ian McGuire

Review by Max Booth III
A look at Ian McGuire's chilling 'The North Water'.
Bookshots: 'Burning Down the House' by Jane Mendelsohn

Bookshots: 'Burning Down the House' by Jane Mendelsohn

Review by Cath Murphy
Brilliant writing and divinely bonkers plotting.
Bookshots: 'Hap and Leonard' by Joe R. Lansdale

Bookshots: 'Hap and Leonard' by Joe R. Lansdale

Review by BH Shepherd
A concise review of "Hap and Leonard," a collection of short stories from Joe R. Lansdale.
Bookshots: 'The Remnants' by Robert Hill

Bookshots: 'The Remnants' by Robert Hill

Review by Stephanie Bonjack
A cast of characters representing the end of a once-vibrant isolated community live out their lives in yearning, discovery, and determination.
Bookshots: 'Margaret the First: A Novel' by Danielle Dutton

Bookshots: 'Margaret the First: A Novel' by Danielle Dutton

Review by Leah Dearborn
Margaret Cavendish lives within a series of contradictions. At first cripplingly shy, she rises to great infamy for her wild fashions and ideas.
"Knockout" by John Jodzio

Bookshots: 'Knockout' by John Jodzio

Review by Christopher Shultz
Entertaining, heartfelt short stories about morally-dubious people doing morally-dubious things.
Bookshots: 'Innocents and Others' by Diana Spiotta

Bookshots: 'Innocents and Others' by Diana Spiotta

Review by JS Breukelaar
'Innocents and Others' reads like a runaway train, where between arrival and departure, time and place unspool in a never-ending landscape of damage done.