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SILVERVIEW is John le Carré's Final Novel

The late spymaster turns his focus to the world that occupied his writing for the past 60 years --- the secret world itself. Here, he seeks to answer the question of what we truly owe to the people we love.

Master Storyteller Alice Hoffman Brings Us the Conclusion to Her Practical Magic Series

THE BOOK OF MAGIC celebrates mothers and daughters, sisters and brothers, and anyone who has ever been in love.

A Woman Travels Back in Time to Reunite with the Mother She Lost When She Was a Child

According to our reviewer, this enchanting debut novel is "a magical combination of tenderness and grief starring an unforgettable protagonist."

Ron Howard and His Brother, Clint, Examine Their Childhoods in Detail for the First Time

By turns confessional, nostalgic, heartwarming and harrowing, THE BOYS lifts the lid on the Howard brothers’ closely held lives.

Jo Nesbø's Debut Collection Takes Us on a Journey of Twisted Minds and Vengeful Hearts

In THE JEALOUSY MAN, Nesbø’s dexterity with the dark corners of the human heart is on full display in these inventive and enthralling stories.

THE DEATH OF JANE LAWRENCE is October's Barnes & Noble Book Club Pick

Set in a dark-mirror version of post-war England, Caitlin Starling crafts a new kind of gothic horror from the bones of the beloved canon.

Latest Features and Contests


Bookreporter.com’s "In Case You Missed Them…and a Look Ahead" Feature & Contest, Featuring Kimberly Belle’s Books

We are bringing to your attention three previous psychological thrillers by Kimberly Belle (“In Case You Missed Them”) and giving you a chance to win one of them. All you have to do is read the plot summary of each title --- THE MARRIAGE LIE, DEAR WIFE and STRANGER IN THE LAKE --- and let us know which one you would like to read the most.

Three copies of each book will be given away, which means there will be nine total winners. Enter here by Friday, October 22nd at noon ET.

We also “look ahead” to Kimberly Belle’s new domestic thriller, MY DARLING HUSBAND, which releases on December 28th.


Paperback Spotlight: FAYE, FARAWAY by Helen Fisher

Every night, as Faye puts her daughters to bed, she thinks of her own mother, Jeanie, who died when she was eight. The pain of that loss has never left her, and that’s why she wants her own girls to know how very much they are loved by her --- and always will be, whatever happens. Then one day, Faye gets her heart’s desire when she is whisked back into the past and is reunited not just with her mother but with her own younger self. Jeanie doesn’t recognize grown-up Faye as her daughter, but the two women become close friends and share all kinds of secrets --- except for the deepest secret of all, the secret of who Faye really is. Faye worries that telling the truth may prevent her from being able to return to the present day, to her dear husband and beloved daughters.


An Interview with Gregory Galloway, Author of JUST THIEVES

Destined to be a neo-noir classic, Gregory Galloway’s JUST THIEVES is a twisty and twisted crime novel that evokes the worlds of George V. Higgins, Patricia Highsmith and David Mamet. In this interview conducted by Michael Barson, Senior Publicity Executive at Melville House, Galloway talks about what led him to pen his own modern-day version of the noir; the literary inspirations that helped shape the character of Rick, a professional thief and recovering addict; why it took him more than three years to write the book; and who he would like to see direct a film version of this story.


Bookreporter.com's 11th Annual Fall Preview Feature

Fall is known as the biggest season of the year for books. The titles that release during this latter part of the year often become holiday gifts, and many are blockbusters. While our series of 24-hour contests have ended, we encourage you to take a look at our featured titles. These are just some of the outstanding books that we know people will be talking about over the next few months.

Bookreporter Talks To...

As part of our mission to expand The Book Report Network, we have been shooting video interviews with authors and posting them on our YouTube channel. We also have been making them available as podcasts. Carol loves interviewing authors, so this feels like a natural.

Carol and Austin had the pleasure of talking to playwright, essayist and poet Sarah Ruhl about her newly released memoir. In SMILE: The Story of a Face, she tells the story of her decade-long journey with Bell's palsy, as well as her experiences as a mother and an artist. In the interview, Sarah discusses how people feel emotion, especially how external expressions have the power to control our own feelings. She also talks about her writing, how her story grew into a memoir, how certain writing projects are handled differently, and what she's working on next. Watch the video and listen to the podcast.

Stephanie Land's New York Times bestselling memoir, MAID: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive, was a Bets On pick and is now a brilliant 10-episode series on Netflix. Before its publication, Stephanie wrote a piece for Vox that went viral, which led literary agents to ask for a book on the topic. She discusses her meetings with the producers and writers of the Netflix series, where she shared both memories and photos, and points to scenes that still resonate with her. She also talks about elements that enhanced the show that weren't in the book, and Carol asks her where she is now in life and what she's writing next. Watch the video and listen to the podcast.

Carol had a wonderful time catching up with Lisa Unger, whose latest novel is LAST GIRL GHOSTED. Secrets, obsession and vengeance converge in this riveting thriller about an online dating match turned deadly cat-and-mouse game. In the interview, Lisa explains how apps have changed dating life and what that means for those entering the dating world. She also talks about how she developed this story and its characters, as well as what she has on tap next, even as she’s in the midst of a busy book tour. Watch the video and listen to the podcast.

» Click here for a complete list of our "Bookreporter Talks To" videos and podcasts, along with upcoming interviews.

Latest Reviews

On a quiet midsummer day in 1776, 13-year-old Jemima Boone and her friends Betsy and Fanny Callaway disappear near the Kentucky settlement of Boonesboro. A Cherokee-Shawnee raiding party has taken the girls as the latest salvo in the blood feud between American Indians and the colonial settlers who have decimated native lands and resources. Hanging Maw, the raiders’ leader, recognizes one of the captives as Jemima Boone, daughter of Kentucky's most influential pioneers, and realizes she could be a valuable pawn in the battle to drive the colonists out of the contested Kentucky territory for good. But ultimately the raiding party is ambushed by Daniel Boone and the rescuers in a battle with reverberations that nobody could predict.

Speck is not a good boy. He is a terrible boy, a defiant, self-destructive, often malodorous boy, a grave robber and screen door moocher who spends his days playing chicken with the FedEx man, picking fights with thousand-pound livestock and rolling in donkey manure, and his nights howling at the moon. He has been that way since the moment he appeared on the ridgeline behind Rick Bragg's house, a starved and half-dead creature, 76 pounds of wet hair and poor decisions. Speck arrived in Rick's life at a moment of looming uncertainty. A cancer diagnosis, chemo, kidney failure and recurring pneumonia had left Rick lethargic and melancholy. Speck helped, and he is helping, still, when he is not peeing on the rose of Sharon.

As a child, Tarana Burke reeled from her sexual assault, believing she was responsible. Unable to confess what she thought of as her own sins for fear of shattering her family, her soul split in two. One side was the bright, intellectually curious third-generation Bronxite steeped in Black literature and power, and the other was the bad, shame-ridden girl who thought of herself as a vile rule breaker, not of a victim. Tarana fought to reunite her fractured soul, through organizing, pursuing justice and finding community. In her debut memoir, she shares her extensive work supporting and empowering Black and brown girls, and the devastating realization that to truly help these girls she needed to help that scared, ashamed child still in her soul.

Set in 1991, just as "Star Trek: The Next Generation" has rocketed the cast to global fame, the young and impressionable actor Brent Spiner receives a mysterious package and a series of disturbing letters that take him on a terrifying and bizarre journey that enlists Paramount Security, the LAPD and even the FBI in putting a stop to the danger that has his life and career hanging in the balance. Featuring a cast of characters from Patrick Stewart to Levar Burton to "Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry, to some completely imagined, this is the fictional autobiography that takes readers into the life of Brent Spiner, and tells an amazing tale about the trappings of celebrity and the fear he has carried with him his entire life.

Dune: The Lady of Caladan by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson - Science Fiction/Space Opera

Lady Jessica, mother of Paul and consort to Leto Atreides. The choices she made shaped an empire, but first the Lady of Caladan must reckon with her own betrayal of the Bene Gesserit. She has already betrayed her ancient order, but now she must decide if her loyalty to the Sisterhood is more important than the love of her own family. Meanwhile, events in the greater empire are accelerating beyond the control of even the Reverend Mother, and Lady Jessica's family is on a collision course with destiny.

Under the auspices of New York City's legendary mystery fiction specialty bookstore, The Mysterious Bookshop, and aided by Edgar Award-winning anthologist Otto Penzler, international bestseller Lee Child has selected the 20 most suspenseful, most confounding and most mysterious short stories from the past year, collected now in one entertaining volume.

Pearl by Josh Malerman - Supernatural Thriller/Horror

There's something strange about Walter Kopple's farm. At first it seems to be his grandson, who cruelly murders one of Walter's pigs in an act of seemingly senseless violence. But then the rumors begin --- people in town whisper that Walter's grandson heard a voice that commanded him to kill. And that the voice belongs to a most peculiar creature: Walter's pig, Pearl. Walter is not sure what to believe. He knows that he's always been afraid of the strangely malevolent Pearl. But as madness and paranoia grip the town and the townspeople descend on Walter's farm with violent wrath, they begin to discover that true evil wears a human face.

At the end of a long, sweltering day, as markets and businesses begin to close for the evening, an earthquake of 7.0 magnitude shakes the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. Award-winning author Myriam J. A. Chancy charts the inner lives of the characters affected by the disaster --- including Richard, an expat and wealthy water-bottling executive with a secret daughter; the daughter, Anne, an architect who drafts affordable housing structures for a global NGO; a small-time drug trafficker, Leopold, who pines for a beautiful call girl; Sonia and her business partner, Dieudonné, who are followed by a man they believe is the vodou spirit of death; and Didier, an emigrant musician who drives a taxi in Boston.