Book Reviews

New reading recommendations from Colorado Review

  • The Violet Hour

    The Violet Hour

    By Katherine Hill

    Though reductive and imperfect, it’s not so inaccurate to describe good fiction as the conscientious...

  • What You Are Now Enjoying

    What You Are Now Enjoying

    By Sarah Gerkensmeyer

    Each of Gerkensmeyer’s thirteen stories envisions an altered reality, a place nearly identical to realistic...

  • Georgic


    By Mariko Nagai

    Nagai delves into the extreme cruelty of the pastoral world with as much brutality and...

  • Arthouse


    By Jeffrey DeShell

    Crime novels have always been about the traces crime leaves in the external world and...

  • Drain


    By Davis Schneiderman

    In formulating his conceit for the novel Drain, Davis Schneiderman takes a page from forbears...

  • Drowned Boy

    Drowned Boy

    By Jerry Gabriel

    Jerry Gabriel's characters seem to spring from the cracks in the sidewalks, allowing the town's...

  • Prayers for Sale

    Prayers for Sale

    By Sandra Dallas

    Eighty-six-year-old Hennie Comfort has lived in the rugged mining town of Middle Swan since before...