The Hundred-Year House (Viking, 2014) by Rebecca Makkai

by Liza Boldrick

by Liza Boldrick Hunting For Clues With Ghosts Rebecca Makkai’s novel The Hundred-Year House invites more than one reading. It may be finished in one long day on the beach, but this is no beach read; given the complex storyline, … Continue reading

AND SHORT THE SEASON (Norton, 2014) by Maxine Kumin

by William Wright

The majority of poetry readers—even the most voracious of us—have  gaps in knowledge about poets we’ve been meaning to experience, poets we know we’ll appreciate, but for reasons that evade us, we have not gotten around to. For me, Maxine … Continue reading

SOMETIMES THE WOLF (Morrow, 2014) by Urban Waite

by R.T. Smith

Reviewed by R.T. Smith Urban Waite’s third novel, a crime thriller set in the small towns and woodlands of Washington State, unfolds the tale of a young sheriff’s deputy with a saddened and shaky marriage, a past damaged by the … Continue reading