Book Reviews

Happy Place

A couple who broke up months ago pretend to still be together for their annual weeklong vacation with their best friends.

A Living Remedy

A memoir of family, class and grief—a daughter’s search to understand the lives her adoptive parents led, the life she forged as an adult, and the lives she’s lost.

Yours Truly

A novel of terrible first impressions, hilarious second chances, and the joy in finding your perfect match.


An edge-of-your-seat thriller about a commercial jetliner that crashes into the ocean and sinks to the bottom with passengers trapped inside—and the extraordinary rescue operation to save them.

Rikers: An Oral History

An oral history of the infamous Rikers jail complex and an unflinching portrait of injustice and resilience told by the people whose lives have been forever altered by it.

The Babysitter

A true crime story that follows a little girl longing for love who finds friendship with her charismatic babysitter, unaware that he is a vicious serial killer.⁣

The Last Word

After posting a negative book review, a woman living in a remote location begins to wonder if the author is a little touchy—or very, very dangerous.

Camp Zero

In a near-future northern settlement, the fates of a young woman, a professor, and a mysterious collective of researchers collide.

Book Lovers

A by-the-book literary agent must decide if happily ever after is worth changing her whole life for in this insightful, delightful novel.

Romantic Comedy

A comedy writer thinks she’s sworn off love, until a dreamy pop star flips the script on all her assumptions.

Wandering Souls

A haunting, gut-wrenching debut novel that paints a tender portrait of three Vietnamese child-refugees and their journey of hope, grief, and survival.

Dust Child

A saga about two Vietnamese sisters, an American veteran, and an Amerasian man whose lives intersect in surprising ways, set during and after the war in Việt Nam.

Notes on an Execution

A gripping and atmospheric work of literary suspense that deconstructs the story of a serial killer on death row, told primarily through the eyes of the women in his life.

The Measure

A debut novel in which the world awakes to a box at the doorstep of every adult that contains a string that correlates to the length of your life.

I Will Find You

Five years ago, an innocent man began a life sentence for murdering his own son. Today he found out his son is still alive.

What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez

A Puerto Rican family in Staten Island who discovers their long‑missing sister is potentially alive and cast on a reality TV show, and they set out to bring her home.

American Mermaid

A funny debut novel that follows a writer lured to Los Angeles to adapt her feminist mermaid novel into a big-budget action film, who believes her heroine has come to life to take revenge for Hollywood’s violations.

Dirty Work

A paradigm-shifting report of the moral landscape of contemporary America through the stories of people who perform society’s most ethically troubling jobs.

The Drift

Three ordinary people risk everything for a chance at redemption in this audacious, utterly gripping novel of catastrophe and survival at the end of the world.


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