A masterful debut novel by Plimpton Prize winner Isabella Hammad, The Parisian illuminates a pivotal period of Palestinian history through the journey and romances of one young man, from his studies in France during World War I to his return to...
"After 60 pages, I had two great character studies of the protagonists’ hardscrabble beginnings, but a very thin thread of plot. I counted her previous 'The Tiger’s Wife' one of my year’s best in 2011. Her writing this one set in 1890s Arizona Terr..."
"From book back cover, from writer Jessica Shattuck: "I loved 'The Guest Book.' Sarah Blake has managed the extraordinary feat of writing both an intimate family saga and an ambitious excavation of the subterranean currents of race, class, and..."
"From book back cover, from writer Jennifer Egan: ‘"Inheritance" is Dani Shapiro’s at her best: a gripping genetic detective story and a meditation on the meaning of parenthood and family. It raises profound questions about the quandaries..."