Archive for Book Review

Book Review: Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History

October 18, 2017

In Unbelievable, Katy Tur had me at her dedication. Rather than “For Mom” or “For Pooky-Bear,” it’s “For the love of God.”

Book Review: The Complete Ballet

October 10, 2017

Set aside expectations of a conventional narrative in this unlikely combination of gangsters, strip clubs, and classical dance.

Book Review: The Ninth Hour

October 7, 2017

This deceptively quiet novel proves once again that Alice McDermott is the master of understated storytelling.

A Lesson in Every Object

September 30, 2017

These gorgeous little book-length essays showcase compelling writing on an expanding array of the everyday.

Book Review: Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution

September 1, 2017

A captivating look at dueling theories on the origin and adaptability of species.

Book Review: Get to Know KNOW THE MOTHER

August 23, 2017

This debut flash fiction collection shows what this genre can do.

Book Review: The Shark Club


A page-turning beach read set at the beach; with a little more effort, it could have plumbed the depths.

Book Review: The Weight of Ink

August 15, 2017

An impressive consideration of the danger of ideas, Kadish’s novel has the brains of a scholar, the drive of a sleuth, and the soul of a lover.

Book Review: Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

July 11, 2017

Funny, insightful, a love letter to the Democrats–and an opening salvo in his bid for 2020? Sure seems like it.

Book Review: G-Man


Completely fun and still smart, this gun-crazy tale takes us back to the Depression-era battles between G-Men and gangsters.