The horror genre is regaining major popularity. Despite living in these uncertain times, readers are now, more than ever, eager to get lost in something spooky. Goodreads reported there was a massive uptick in horror over the summer with books in the genre labeled as the most anticipated for readers.
Jamie Figueroa's debut novel, Brother, Sister, Mother, Explorer depicts the impact of trauma and loss within a family.
Kevin Careys latest novel, Murder in the Marsh, is everything you could want in crime noir. Its gritty and face-paced, centering around a murky marsh and a down-and-out detective with a fuzzy past that haunts him.
Nicole Krausss latest book, To Be a Man, is the authors very first short story collection. As the title suggests, each story incorporates an awareness of masculinity and all its power, while relating to the roles of women. But the collection isnt merely about driving one gender against the other. Theres much more to it than that. Each story provides a sense of connection between real people and their everyday lives, much like the authors former books, including the William Saroyan International Prize Winner, The History of Love.
Laura van den Bergs latest short story collection, I Hold a Wolf by the Ears, focuses on women trying to cope with whatever life brings them, which is usually something traumatic, sexist, and violent.