Julia Dahl has real crime reporting cred, as witnessed by her work for cbsnews.com and the New York Post. But the down-and-dirty witness here is her no-nonsense, crime-writing style in Invisible City: "The glass door rings open and two Jewish men walk inside, carrying the cold on their coats." Even out of context we know from this dazzling economy of words that the men are likely walking into some kind of store (glass door, bell), that it's wintertime (coats), and it's very cold out (carrying the cold on their coats). For the sake of further clarity she goes on to explain how she knows they're Jewish; big black hats, long black coats, bearded with long side curls. No ifs, no ands, no buts. This sparse, clear writing style is more than perfect for a story about a cub beat reporter swimming upstream in New York City's cascading print media market.
BookBrowse's reviews and backstories are a members-only benefit. Full information is available on books for a limited time when they are featured as "Editor's Choices" - but that time has now elapsed for this book.Find Out More
Members read and review books ahead
of publication. See what they think
in First Impressions!
Visitors can view a lot of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only
The Angel of Losses
"Family saga, mystery, and myth intersect in Feldman's debut novel." - Booklist
Solve this clue:
and be entered to win..
Books thatinspire you.Handpicked.
Books you'll stay up all night reading; books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, books that will expand your mind and inspire you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.