Category Archives: Riverhead Books

Review: The Confabulist by Steven Galloway

Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover (May 1, 2014) ISBN-10: 1594631964 Source: Publisher Martin Strauss is a confabulist, an individual who creates alternative retellings of memories in attempt to recreate lost memories. Martin has just recently come to terms with this condition and, with guilt, now looks back on an incident that forever altered his […]

My Experience: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Hardcover: 416 pages Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover (May 21, 2013) ISBN-10: 159463176X Source: Publisher In a rural village in Afghanistan in the 1940s, a father tells his two young children, a boy and a girl, a folk story.  The essence of the story revolves around family, sacrifice, and they steps a parent will take to save […]

Review: Jack 1939 by Francine Mathews

Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover (July 5, 2012) ISBN-10: 1594487197 Source: Publisher The potential for war with Europe is every present. Without an intelligence agency, President Franklin Roosevelt, planning to run for a third term, has no way of predicting the actions of the Nazis. He needs someone to go in as an insider, […]

Review: The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

  Hardcover: 384 pages Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover (June 5, 2012) ISBN-10: 1594487014 Source: Publisher Cora Carlisle lives in Wichita with her husband and twin sons. On the surface, she leads a fairly traditional life as a homemaker, volunteering her time with local civic groups. She wears a corset and the traditional high lace collars of […]

Review: The Grief of Others by Leah Hager Cohen

Hardcover: 384 pages Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover (September 15, 2011) ISBN-10: 1594488053 Source:  Publisher Fifty-seven hours after he was born, John & Ricky’s infant son died, a victim of anencephaly, a neural tube defect.  He was born with just a portion of his brain, missing the top part of his skull. The entire Ryrie family is […]