2017 Fiction Reviews

The following fiction reviews were all published by Fourth & Sycamore in 2017. They are listed in chronological order from the date each review was published.


Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Victor Gollancz, 1938. Review by Ian G. Wilson.

 


The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan

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

 


Mischling by Affinity Konar

Lee Boudreaux Books, 2016. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


The Waters of Eternal Youth by Donna Leon

Atlantic Monthly Press, 2016. Review by Ian G. Wilson.

 


Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo

Faber & Faber, 2017. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith

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

 


Stay with Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀

Canongate Books, 2017. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


The House of Bradbury by Nicole Meier

Sparkpress, 2016. Review by Pam Munter.

 


The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney

Ballantine Books, 2017. Review by Ian G. Wilson.

 


Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh (collection of short stories)

Penguin Press, 2017. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal

Picador, 2017. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Riverhead Books, 2017. Review by David Nilsen.

 


The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Alfred A. Knopf Books, 1930. Review by Ian G. Wilson.

 


Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2016. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


The Vine that Ate the South by J.D. Wilkes

Two Dollar Radio, 2017. Review by David Nilsen.

 


Difficult Women by Roxane Gay (collection of short stories)

Grove Press, 2017. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Scout Press, 2017. Review by Ian G. Wilson.

 


Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou

The New Press, 2017. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Serpent’s Tail, 2016. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


The Widow’s House by Carol Goodman

HarperCollins, 2017. Review by Ian G. Wilson.

 


Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed

Little, Brown and Company, 2017. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Harper, 2016. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


The Clairvoyants by Karen Brown

Henry Holt, 2017. Review by Ian G. Wilson.

 


Gravel Heart by Abdulrazak Gurnah

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


We Were Witches by Ariel Gore

Amethyst Editions, 2017. Review by David Nilsen.

 


The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad

Methuen & Co., 1907. Review by Ian G. Wilson.

 


Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

Riverhead Books, 2017. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves

Minotaur Books, 2017. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker

Simon & Schuster, 2009. Review by Kristina Webster Shue.

 


Middlemarch by George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

William Blackwood and Sons, 1871-2. Review by Lisa Folkmire.

 


The Painted Queen by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess

HarperCollins, 2017. Review by Ian G. Wilson.

 


She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper

Simon & Schuster, 2017. Review by Craig Dowd.

 


Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang (collection of short stories)

Lenny, 2017. Review by Katy Goodwin-Bates.

 


Swimming in Hong Kong by Stephanie Han (collection of short stories)

Willow Springs Books, 2017. Review by Travis Lee.

 


The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories by P.D. James (collection of short stories)

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

 

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