In his book he gave uncensored details about what it means to be living in a world you do not fit. In his case being obese in a world where airplanes, public restrooms, restaurants and booths are not prioritize for people with his body type.
It’s the stuff of romance novels, but it’s true. Miller’s tempestuous real life — from abused child to shellshocked war correspondent — is tailor-made for historical fiction.
In this novel, Liza Wieland distills Bishop’s formative years into an artful blend of biography and imagination. Her challenge is to echo Bishop’s poetic voice without losing her own, and she manages beautifully.
Raphael Bob-Waksberg debut novel, "Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory," is a collection of short stories, with different themes.
At first glance, it should be easy to decide who is the better sister. After all, Chloe Taylor has it all together. This complicated backstory provides the foundation for Alafair Burke’s insightful, exciting family thriller.
Often, they’re satisfying neither as novels nor as story collections, but Julia Phillips’ debut, “Disappearing Earth,” is an exception.
Spring, the third instalment in Ali Smith’s series of novels about modern Britain, bursts with the bruised hope of redemption.
Without the audience and the stage, the 47 brief stories pulse with energy and vulnerability. There are some well-known names along with new voices, sharing stories of bravery from all over the world.
Author Ben Coes depicts the criminal organization as vast, ruthless and well-armed, yet the president concludes that two men - the intelligence service's most efficient killers - will suffice.