Sometimes works that major artists withheld — like songs that are not deemed worthy of release —are best kept in the vaults.
Claire Keegan’s novella expertly shows how the culture of idle talk in certain Irish communities is like a secret code — an intricate language that both obscures and reveals.
Jean-Baptiste Del Amo has written a marvelous novel in the naturalistic mode that explores how the lives of humans and animals are both interdependent and in conflict — it is not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach.
The Western Wind turns out to be a beautifully written novel, a serious book of great depth, intention, and craft.
One of the fears of poets and, I imagine, all writers, is that you’ll reach a certain age and you’ll run out of gas.
Convenience Store Woman is an achievement — a satiric look at a mind that is intent on remaining empty.
Perhaps in the future Michelle Hoover will let her very real talent take her into the unknown, where narrative and myth merge.
Liberty’s First Crisis presents reminders that elected officials have always been capable of uncivilized behavior toward their colleagues.
Jim Harrison’s prose is gorgeous, illuminating. The simple language slides into your head and resonates there.
Death By Water plumbs the depths of the human condition in an entirely original way.