2016 Fiction Reviews

The following fiction reviews were all published by Fourth & Sycamore in 2016. They are listed in chronological order from the date each review was published.


lucyMy Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

Random House, 2015. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


gold fame citrusGold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins

Riverhead Books, 2015. Review by David Nilsen.

 


damnificadosDamnificados by JJ Amaworo Wilson

PM Press, 2016. Review by David Nilsen.

 


bodyYou Too Can Have a Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman

Harper, 2015. Review by David Nilsen.

 


travelersTravelers Rest by Keith Lee Morris

Little, Brown & Company, 2016. Review by David Nilsen.

 


aliceAfter Alice by Gregory Maguire

William Morrow, 2015. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


sweetgirlSweetgirl by Travis Mulhauser

Ecco, 2016. Review by David Nilsen.

 


godThe Story of God: A Biblical Comedy of Love (and Hate) by Chris Matheson

Pitchstone Publishing, 2015. Review by David Nilsen.

 


handmaidThe Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Fawcett, 1986. Review by Melinda Guerra.

 


dublinersDubliners by James Joyce

Grant Richards Ltd., 1914. Review by David Nilsen.

 


blackBlack Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase

Michael Joseph. 2015. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates

 


Square Wave by Mark De Silva

Two Dollar Radio, 2016. Review by David Nilsen.

 


madwomanThe Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell

Touchstone, 2016. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


udalaUnder the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. Review by Melinda Guerra.

 


versionsThe Version of Us by Laura Barnett

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2015. Review of Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


hideHide by Matthew Griffin

Bloomsbury, 2016. Review by David Nilsen.

 


runawaysThe Year of the Runaways by Sanjeev Sahota

Picador, 2016. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


housekeepingHousekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1981. Review by Melinda Guerra.

 


nodNod by Adrian Barnes

Bluemoose Books, 2012. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


boyBoy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

Riverhead Books, 2014. Review by Melinda Guerra.

 


queenThe Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


cherokeeThe Cherokee Rose by Tiya Miles

John F. Blair Publisher, 2015. Review by Melinda Guerra.

 


tuesday nightsTuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss

Scout Press, 2016. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


everyday thiefEvery Day Is for the Thief by Teju Cole

Random House, 2015. Review by Jonathan Bishop.

 


hotelsHotels of North America by Rick Moody

Little, Brown & Company, 2015. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


small backsThe Small Backs of Children by Lidia Yuknavitch

Harper, 2015. Review by Melinda Guerra.

 


girls on fireGirls on Fire by Robin Wasserman

Harper, 2016. Review by David Nilsen & Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


vegtarianThe Vegetarian by Han Kang

Hogarth, 2016. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


worthyWorthy by Lisa Birnbaum

Dzanc Books, 2016. Review by David Nilsen.

 


murderA Murder in Time by Julie McElwain

Pegasus Books, 2016. Review by Ian G. Wilson.

 


doctorMr. and Mrs. Doctor by Julie Iromuanya

Coffee House Press, 2015. Review by Michael Chin.

 


homegoingHomegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. Review by David Nilsen.

 


here i amHere I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer

Hamish Hamilton, 2016. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


cloudsClouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers

T. Fisher Unwin, 1926. Review by Ian G. Wilson.

 


hungrySome Go Hungry by J. Patrick Redmond

Akashic Books, 2016. Review by David Nilsen.

 


wolf winterWolf Winter by Cecilia Ekbäck

Weinstein Books, 2015. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


castleWe Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Viking Press, 1962. Review by Melinda Guerra.

 


unnaturalUnnatural Creatures: Stories edited by Neil Gaiman

HarperCollins, 2013. Reviewed by David Nilsen.

 


firemanThe Fireman by Joe Hill

William Morrow, 2016. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


agatha-halloweenHallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie

Collins Crime Club, 1969. Review by Ian G. Wilson.

 


mongrelsMongrels by Stephen Graham Jones

William Morrow, 2016. Review by David Nilsen.

 


little-beeLittle Bee by Chris Cleave

Simon & Schuster, 2010. Review by Melinda Guerra.

 


sympathizerThe Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Grove Press, 2015. Review by Sam Orndorff.

 


melchiorApothecary Melchior and the Mystery of St. Olaf’s Church by Indrek Hargla

Peter Owen Publishers, 2016. Review by Ian G. Wilson.

 


summerThe Summer that Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel

St. Martin’s Press, 2016. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


fireHow To Set a Fire and Why by Jesse Ball

Pantheon, 2016. Review by David Nilsen.

 


hystopiaHystopia by David Means

Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2016. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


theftThe Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown by Vaseem Khan

Mulholland Books, 2016. Review by Ian G. Wilson.

 


sarayuIf You Look for Me, I Am Not Here by Sarayu Srivatsa

Bluemoose Books, 2016. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


burbankOnly the Dead Know Burbank by Bradford Tatum

Harper Perennial, 2016. Review by David Nilsen

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s