"Strycker has a keen eye for what is most interesting about each species, and he presents each bird story with tight language, humor and even an occasional splash of self-consciousness.... [A] lively and vibrant book. Bird journalism of the highest order. Bird journalism that crackles." Read more here.
Lisa Robinson's There Goes Gravity garnered a full-page, 4 star review in People magazine. Reviewer Judith Newman raved: "A little history, a little criticism, and a ton of gossip: That's the recipe for Robinson's compulsively readable chronicle of her years as one of America's preeminent rock journalists."
In a rave review, The Miami Herald declares that The Swan Gondola is "one of the best novels you'll read all year," saying "At times gently funny, at times melodramatic, The Swan Gondola sweeps readers up into its considerable charms and does not relinquish them until the final paragraph."
In a rave, front-page review of On Such a Full Sea, The New York Times Book Review declares: “Watching a talented writer take a risk is one of the pleasures of devoted reading, and On Such a Full Sea provides all that and more. . . . Lee has always been preoccupied by the themes of hope and betrayal, by the tensions that arise in small lives in the midst of great social change. His marvelous new book, which imagines a future after the breakdown of our own society takes on those concerns with his customary mastery of quiet detail—and a touch of the fantastic. . . . With On Such a Full Sea, he has found a new way to explore his old preoccupation: ther oft-told tale of the desperate, betraying, lonely human heart.”
The critics are piling on the praise for Chang-rae Lee's On Such a Full Sea calling it "haunting" (O, the Oprah Magazine) and "riveting" (More), prompting one critic to ask, "Who is a greater novelist than Chang-rae Lee today?" (The Los Angeles Times)
"Wise and engaging….a provocative study of the way war culture ensnares both participant and observer, the warping fascination of violence, and the disfiguring consequences of the roles we play in public…[a] layered, gorgeously nuanced work….the ending is a quiet bomb, as satisfying as it is ambiguous." To read the full review, click here.
Patty Chang Anker's SOME NERVE just received a delightful review in the Boston Globe, which writes: "As she confronts her own difficulty...Anker grounds her observations in her own generous, warm world view." Read the full review here.