LitSnap - Fiction and NonFiction Book Reviews

Buy Now - Kindle or Print
Add To Wishlist - Kindle or Print

No book cover found

The Reserve by Russell Banks.. is a love story and a mystery set in the Adirondacks in the summer of 1936. A socialite and an artist wreak genuine havoc in this novel that should be read as more of an entertainment than as one of Banks' legendary "big" novels.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Banks writes in a muscular style, and the plot is well paced. This is an enjoyable and involving read, and though it's hard to say what you're left with, that's hard to determine with many novels.."

The Telegraph

"A novel in which you can hear the cocktail glasses chink and dialogue purr.."

The Independent

Author bio: Banks was born in Newton, Massachusetts. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in upstate New York, and has been named a New York State Author. He is also Artist-in-Residence at the University of Maryland. He is married to the poet Chase Twichell. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Fiction; 287 pp. Pageturner & whodunnit: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions

Publisher Website:

© 2011 LitSnap LLC