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- 28 May 2013
'The Son' by Philipp Meyer
The Son is an epic story of power and dynasty in Texas over 150 years—and it's a modern classic.
- 4 June 2013
'Trans-Atlantic' by Colum McCann
This latest novel goes from 1849 to 1918 to 1998 and explores the relationship between America and Ireland, slavery and freedom and war and peace.
'Big Brother' by Lionel Shriver
Inspired in part by Shriver's own relationship with her brother, who died of complications from diabetes and obesity in 2010, this is an unflinching look at the toll of obesity on family relationships.
'Sparta' by Roxana Robinson
Robinson takes on the issue of soldiers returning to the home front. Conrad enlisted after college, served his time without major incident, and comes home to his girlfriend and family. But he is unable to ease back into everyday life—and his bitterness turns into anger that might have serious consequences.
- 11 June 2013
'The Engagements' by J. Courtney Sullivan
In her third novel, Sullivan looks at the idea of marriage and how it has changed—or not—over the decades, tying her story in to the 1940s De Beers ad campaign that made the diamond engagement ring a touchstone of American culture.
- 18 June 2013
'The Ocean at the End of the Lane' by Neil Gaiman
This new modern fable—which, at 192 pages, is more of a novella—tells the story of a man who returns to his native English village and suddenly realizes the cost of the horrible evil he fought as a child, with the help of Lettie Hempstock and her extraordinary mother and grandmother.
- 25 June 2013
'The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells' by Andrew Sean Greer
Greta Wells experiences three alternate lives during a therapy session, all with different secrets and losses, pain and happiness. Which one will she ultimately choose?
'Sisterland' by Curtis Sittenfeld
Sittenfeld returns with the story of twin sisters: Vi, a professed psychic, and Kate, a wife and mother in denial of her talents. When Vi predicts a devastating earthquake is around the corner, Kate must decide whether to support her sister and out herself for the potential good of the community, or continue to ignore her own instincts.
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Tag Archives: mystery
Author David Mark introduced his unconventional protagonist, Detective Aector McAvoy, in his 2012 debut novel, The Dark Winter. McAvoy is back in Mark’s new thriller, Original Skin. In a guest blog post, Mark talks about the inspiration behind his gentle … Continue reading
John le Carré, best-selling author of The Spy Who Came In from the Cold; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and The Constant Gardener is at the top of his game with a new novel, A Delicate Truth. In the book, two … Continue reading
Mysteries/thrillers and historical fiction are two of the most popular genres for BookPage readers, so it’s only natural to love books that are both. Great historical mysteries (or, because it’s so fun to say, “history-mysteries”) are the perfect mix of … Continue reading
For 35 years, beloved author Tony Hillerman captured the New Mexico landscape and the feel of reservation life like no one else, and readers loved him for his depictions of the American Southwest and his appreciation for its people, especially … Continue reading
As readers of this blog know, 2013 is going be a spectacular year for fiction. But there’ve been some pretty wonderful releases already—especially when it comes to the mystery/suspense world. This week, we’re giving away four of our favorite suspense … Continue reading
Fans of David Morrell have enjoyed four decades of exceptional, action-packed thrillers. Starting in 1972 with First Blood (which inspired the Rambo film franchise), Morrell has published 28 novels and several nonfiction titles. The last few years, however, have been … Continue reading
Number 11 in the Charlie Parker series, John Connolly‘s latest novel begins with an ominous discovery: a plane has crashed in Maine’s Great North Woods containing a list of those who have struck a deal with the devil. Is Charlie … Continue reading
Time and time again, we have learned that BookPage readers have a soft spot for suspense. In January, we recommend 12 books that will appeal to a range of mystery lovers—from those who love adventure thrillers, to those who read … Continue reading