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This Gripping Sequel to THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN is Terrifyingly Realistic and Resonant

THE ANDROMEDA EVOLUTION releases 50 years after its worldwide bestselling predecessor made Michael Crichton a household name.

This Sequel to CALL ME BY YOUR NAME is an Intriguing Exploration of the Varieties of Love

In FIND ME, André Aciman revisits the complex and beguiling characters of Elio and Oliver decades after their first meeting.

Sheila Weller Has Written a Remarkably Candid Biography of the Brilliant Carrie Fisher

The bestselling author traces the actress and writer's life from her Hollywood royalty roots to her untimely and shattering death in 2016.

Jenny Slate Has Produced a Unique Collection about Love, Heartbreak and Being Alive

In her impossible-to-categorize adult debut, the actress, stand-up comedian and children's book author channels the pain and beauty of life.

Juan Cabrillo Fights the Worst Enemy from His Past in the Latest Oregon Files Thriller

In FINAL OPTION, the crew of the Oregon must piece together a series of disturbing events in the ultimate game of cat and mouse.

Latest Features and Contests


Bookreporter.com's Holiday Cheer Contests and Feature

At Bookreporter.com, we kick off the holiday season in style with our Holiday Cheer Contests and Feature. As our gift to you, on select days in November and December, we are spotlighting a book and giving five lucky readers the chance to win it. You have to visit the site each day to see the featured prize book and enter the 24-hour contest. As always, we are sending our special Holiday Cheer newsletter on the days when there are contests. Click here to sign up for these email alerts.

Our next prize book will be announced on Wednesday, November 20th at noon ET.


Bookreporter.com Blog Post: "Donis Casey on the Genesis of THE WRONG GIRL: The Adventures of Bianca Dangereuse, Episode I"

Donis Casey is the author of the award-winning series of mysteries featuring Alafair Tucker, the sleuthing mother of 10 children, which is set in Oklahoma during the booming 1910s. In her latest novel, THE WRONG GIRL, Donis shifts her attention to one of those children, Blanche, who makes it to Hollywood during the Roaring Twenties and transforms into the celebrated Bianca LaBelle, a major star of the silent screen. A new series set in a new location and era presented many challenges for Donis, as she explains in this insightful piece.

Bookreporter Talks To...

As part of our mission to expand The Book Report Network, we have been shooting video interviews with authors. Carol loves interviewing authors, so this feels like a natural.

We are happy to share our latest "Bookreporter Talks To" interview with Sheila Weller, whose newly released biography is CARRIE FISHER: A Life on the Edge. Here, Sheila and Carol discuss Carrie's early life, her achievements as an award-winning actress and a bestselling author, and her struggles with drug addiction and her bipolar disorder. Click here to listen to the podcast of this interview.

Carol had the pleasure of chatting with Heather Morris, whose new novel, CILKA'S JOURNEY, is a sequel to her runaway bestseller, THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ. In their thought-provoking conversation, Heather and Carol discuss the aftermath of the Holocaust, life in the Gulag labor camps, and the personal research and investigation Heather embarked upon while writing her novels. Click here to listen to the podcast of this interview.

Nelson DeMille and his son, Alex DeMille, took time out of their busy day to discuss their new thriller, THE DESERTER, which will be a Bookreporter Bets On pick. Carol loved talking to them about their collaboration --- it’s been 40 years since Nelson collaborated with another author --- and how they tackled new characters and the Venezuelan location for the book. Click here to listen to the podcast of this interview.

Jean Kwok, author of SEARCHING FOR SYLVIE LEE, stopped by our office recently and recorded a podcast with Carol where she updates readers on what's been going on since the book's publication. This update has been added to the audio of the interview that she did with Carol back in June. Click here for the complete podcast.

» See more video interviews on The Book Report Network YouTube channel here, featuring Karen White, Raymond Khoury, Patti Callahan, Linwood Barclay, Gilly Macmillan, Marjan KamaliFiona Davis, Shari Lapena, Mary Beth Keane, Sally Hepworth, Jean Kwok, Wendy Walker and Melanie Benjamin.

Latest Reviews

Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Carmen Maria Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming. And it’s that struggle that gives IN THE DREAM HOUSE its original structure: each chapter is driven by its own narrative trope --- the haunted house, erotica, the bildungsroman --- through which Machado holds the events up to the light and examines them from different angles. She looks back at her religious adolescence, unpacks the stereotype of lesbian relationships as safe and utopian, and widens the view with essayistic explorations of the history and reality of abuse in queer relationships.

The Innocents by Michael Crummey - Historical Fiction

A brother and sister are orphaned in an isolated cove on Newfoundland's northern coastline. Their home is a stretch of rocky shore governed by the feral ocean, by a relentless pendulum of abundance and murderous scarcity. Still children with only the barest notion of the outside world, they have nothing but the family's boat and the little knowledge passed on haphazardly by their mother and father to keep them. Muddling through the severe round of the seasons, through years of meager catches and storms and ravaging illness, it is their fierce loyalty to each other that motivates and sustains them. But as seasons pass and they wade deeper into the mystery of their own natures, even that loyalty will be tested.

Killing Quarry by Max Allan Collins - Hard-boiled Mystery

Quarry, star of 13 previous novels, a comic book and the acclaimed Cinemax TV series, returns in an all-new assignment that takes the hitman's hitman into uncharted territory, when he finds out that for the first time someone has taken out a hit on him. Is the mysterious killer assigned to hit the hitman someone from Quarry's past? Maybe even a past lover?

After spending years in prison for a crime she didn’t intend to commit, Rose Collins is suddenly free. Someone who knows about the good work she has done --- training therapy dogs while serving time --- has arranged for her early release. This mysterious benefactor has even set her up with a job in the coastal Massachusetts community of Gloucester. There she works to rebuild her life with the help of Shadow, a stray dog who appears one rainy night. Meghan Custer is a wheelchair-bound war veteran who used to be hopeless, too. But ever since she was matched with a service dog named Shark, who was trained in a puppy-to-prisoner rehabilitation program, Meghan has a brand-new outlook. Finally, she can live on her own, go to work and maybe even find love again.

Paul Theroux has spent his life crisscrossing the globe in search of the histories and peoples that give life to the places they call home. Now, as immigration debates boil around the world, Theroux has set out to explore a country key to understanding our current discourse: Mexico. Just south of the Arizona border, in the desert region of Sonora, he finds a place brimming with vitality, yet visibly marked by both the US Border Patrol looming to the north and mounting discord from within. Theroux stops to talk with residents, visits Zapotec mill workers in the highlands, and attends a Zapatista party meeting, communing with people of all stripes who remain south of the border even as their families brave the journey north.

The effervescent, well-dressed Quin, a successful book editor and fixture on the New York arts scene, has been accused of repeated unforgivable transgressions toward women in his orbit. But are they unforgivable? And who has the right to forgive him? To Quin’s friend Margot, the wrongdoing is less clear. Alternating Quin’s and Margot’s voices and perspectives, Mary Gaitskill creates a nuanced tragicomedy, one that reveals her characters as whole persons --- hurtful and hurting, infuriating and touching, and always deeply recognizable.

Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott's marriage is in major league trouble. He’s recently discovered a humiliating secret: his wife, Thea, has always faked the Big O. When he loses his cool at the revelation, it’s the final straw on their already strained relationship. Thea asks for a divorce, and Gavin realizes he’s let his pride and fear get the better of him. Distraught and desperate, Gavin finds help from an unlikely source: a secret romance book club made up of Nashville's top alpha men. With the help of their current read, a steamy Regency titled Courting the Countess, the guys coach Gavin on saving his marriage. But it'll take a lot more than flowery words and grand gestures for this hapless Romeo to find his inner hero and win back the trust of his wife.

In MIGHTY JUSTICE, trailblazing African American civil rights attorney Dovey Johnson Roundtree recounts her inspiring life story that speaks movingly and urgently to our racially troubled times. From the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, to the segregated courtrooms of the nation’s capital; from the male stronghold of the army where she broke gender and color barriers to the pulpits of churches where women had waited for years for the right to minister --- in all these places, Roundtree sought justice. Dovey Roundtree passed away in 2018 at the age of 104. Though her achievements were significant and influential, she remains largely unknown to the American public. This book corrects the historical record.