Every one of Kate Tempest’s words and sentences is a spell. Her language penetrates your brain, her images sear themselves into your mind and eyes. She is as adept at prose as she is at verse, and The Bricks That Built The Houses gives us a vivid glimpse of people struggling to survive and create. Tempest intertwines and unravels her characters’ lives and relationships with grittiness, rhythm, and pure brilliance.

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Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 3rd, 2016

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Published: Bloomsbury USA - February 14th, 2017

This historical novel about an opera singer is as grand and theatrical as opera itself. It is the story of a legendary soprano who looks back at her past to solve a mystery, but it is also of an artist and the road she takes to become on. Chee attempts the seemingly impossible—to describe a soprano voice with words—and he succeeds brilliantly, creating a tale that is vivid, intricate, and rich. Throw in cameos by historical figures like Verdi and George Sand, fascinating details about royal fashions, 19th Century Paris, theater, and a circus, and the result is a perfect novel.

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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - February 2nd, 2016

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Published: Mariner Books - November 1st, 2016

With his debut novel The Yid, Paul Goldberg joins the same storytelling tradition that also produced Scholem Aleichem, Philip Roth, Cynthia Ozick, and Michael Chabon. And what a fine addition this novel is: incredibly smart, almost vertigo-inducing in its plot, and with a list of characters as diverse as one could imagine. Throw in some Jewish Theatre and King Lear (in Yiddish!), a least-likely-to-succeed assassination plot, a crash course in Russian profanity, and you have one of the most unconventional and remarkable novels. If you love your historical fiction with a touch of the absurd and a lot of dark humor, The Yid should be on top of your nightstand stack. 

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Published: Picador - February 2nd, 2016

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