Because of my large family, I’ve always loved reading about charismatic, complicated families in literature. In fact, I had to struggle to edit this list down from 15 books to five. Before I wrote my first book, I didn’t think of all the family-centric novels I read as anything more than reading. But working on Even in Paradise helped me realize that all my reading was actually research for the first fictional family I would create, the “Great Buchanans.”
Anne Ursu, the author of “Breadcrumbs,” has written a lovely and sophisticated new middle-grade fantasy.
People are divided into so many different selves with so many different secrets, that it’s all but impossible to answer “Why?”
Suma shows how sweat, blood, and decay mean greater things than exertion and destruction.
In order to fully fall into the novel, you have to turn off that part of the brain that questions.