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.
Bookshots: 'The Folly of Loving Life' by Monica Drake

Bookshots: 'The Folly of Loving Life' by Monica Drake

Review by Leah Rhyne March 8, 2016
In Monica Drake's collection, "The Folly of Loving Life," we watch a family's descent into madness...and their ultimate survival...which is weird, and sad, and hard, and amazing.
Bookshots: 'Perfectly Broken' by Robert Burke Warren

Bookshots: 'Perfectly Broken' by Robert Burke Warren

Review by Cath Murphy
An excellent character driven story about the aftermath of almost-fame and learning to be a decent parent.
"Square Wave" by Mark de Silva

Bookshots: 'Square Wave' by Mark de Silva

Review by Christopher Shultz
A not-so-dystopian dystopian debut novel with a literary bent.
'Seeing Red' by Lina Meruane

Bookshots: 'Seeing Red' by Lina Meruane

Review by Leah Rhyne February 23, 2016
A look at a Spanish-language novel, translated into English, that celebrates the love of words and sight and all things beautiful.
Bookshots: ‘The Blood Strand’ by Chris Ould

Bookshots: ‘The Blood Strand’ by Chris Ould

Review by Dean Fetzer
A detective from England returns to the Faroe Islands after his father is found unconscious in his car. Looking for answers about his past, he gets involved in solving that riddle and a murder.
Bookshots: 'Lovecraft Country' by Matt Ruff

Bookshots: 'Lovecraft Country' by Matt Ruff

Review by BH Shepherd
A concise review of 'Lovecraft Country' by Matt Ruff.
Bookshots: 'Interior Darkness' by Peter Straub

Bookshots: 'Interior Darkness' by Peter Straub

Review by Christine J. Schmidt February 16, 2016
This short story collection will linger in your head long after you've put it down.
Bookshots: 'Cities I’ve Never Lived In' by Sara Majka

Bookshots: 'Cities I’ve Never Lived In' by Sara Majka

Review by Freddie Moore
A look inside Sara Majka’s debut story collection.
Bookshots: 'A Collapse of Horses' by Brian Evenson

Bookshots: 'A Collapse of Horses' by Brian Evenson

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky February 11, 2016
A collection of horrifying literature and literary horror.