Fiction Reviews from ricklibrarian

I recommend all of these novels and short story collections.  Click to titles to find my reviews. 

44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith

47 by Walter Mosley

Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt

Beasts of No Nation by  Izodinma Iweala

Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith 

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Brief Encounters with Che Guevara by Ben Fountain

Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

Cast of Shadows by Kevin Guilfoile 

Changing Places: A Tale of Two Campuses by David Lodge 

The Chase by Zizou Corder

The Congressman Who Loved Flaubert and Other Stories by Ward Just 

Dancing Girls and Other Stories by Margaret Atwood 

Dark End of Town by Julia Pomeroy 

Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty 

Early Escapes by Eudora Welty 

Espresso Tales by Alexander McCall Smith 

Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

Fidelity: Five Stories by Wendell Berry

The Fish Can Sing by Halldor Laxness

Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes 

Friends, Lovers, Chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith 

Garner by Kirstin Allio 

Gifts by Ursala K. Le Guin 

The Good Earth by PearlBuck 

Hannah Coulter: A Novel by Wendell Berry

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling

In the Company of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith 

Innocent Soldier by Josef Holub 

Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry 

The Laments: A Novel by George Hagen

Lion Boy by Zizou Corder

Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas: Stories by Davy Rothbart 

Love Among the Chickens by P. G. Wodehouse 

Love, Death, and the Ladies' Drill Team by Jessamyn West 

Lowell Limpettand Two Stories by Ward Just 

The Man Who Could Fly and Other Stories by RudolfoAnaya

The March by E. L. Doctorow 

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo 

Miss Zukas in Shadow's Death by Jo Dereske 

Mozart and Leadbelly: Stories and Essays by Ernest J. Gaines 

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro 

The Oranging of America and Other Stories by Max Apple 

Please Don't Come Back from the Moon by Dean Bakopoulos 

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo 

The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien 

A Son Called Gabriel by Damian McNicholl

A Step from Heaven by An Na

Stick Out Your Tongue by Ma Jian 

Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina 

Timothy; or Notes of an Abject Reptile by Verlyn Klinkenborg 

Unformed Landscape by Peter Stamm 

When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka 

When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro

Wilkie Collin's The Dead Alive by Rob Warden 

Wimbledon Green: The Greatest Comic Book Collector in the World by Seth 

A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck 

 

Authors that Rick Recommends 

 Margery  Allingham

Wendell Berry

William Faulkner

E. M. Forster

John Gardner

Kazuo Ishiguro

Doris Lessing 

Alexander McCall Smith 

John Mortimer

Ngugi wa Thiong'o 

Murial Spark

Wallace Stegner

P. G. Wodehouse


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