Reviews > Books
How to Talk to a Widower by Jonathan Tropper

If Hornby and Parsons are the prime examples of UK "lad lit", then American author Jonathan Tropper leads the "guy lit" genre.

READ more

26 Jul 2007 // 9:59 PM

A Handbook to Luck by Cristina Garcia

Author Cristina Garcia goes in search of Cuba.

READ more
Stealing the Wave: The Epic Struggle Between Ken Bradshaw and Mark Foo by Andy Martin

The ocean wasn't big enough for both of these surf hotshots; one had to die.

READ more
Becoming Eichmann by David Cesarani

There are virtually no details of Adolf Eichmann's personal life in Cesarani's book.

READ more

25 Jul 2007 // 9:59 PM

Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland

A perspective on art from the inside out; Susan Vreeland's Luncheon of the Boating Party explores a Renoir work.

READ more
Too Late to Say Goodbye: A True Story of Murder and Betrayal by Ann Rule

True-crime author's lethal weapon: the indelible image.

READ more
The Gangster Film Reader by Alain Silver and James Ursini [Eds]

In an age when gangsters have given way to gangstas, it's refreshing to find a book that takes the older breed seriously.

READ more

24 Jul 2007 // 9:59 PM

Peony in Love: A Novel by Lisa See

Peony brings to life the heartache of women in 17th century China.

READ more
Oscar Micheaux: The Great and Only: The Life of Americas First Black Filmmaker by Patrick McGilligan

Reading The Great and Only, one can only imagine the kind of film Micheaux's life story would make, and regret that the man himself isn't around to make it.

READ more
With Speed and Violence by Fred Pearce

In alarming times, being an alarmist makes you right ...

READ more

23 Jul 2007 // 9:59 PM

Long Time Leaving: Dispatches From Up South by Roy Blount Jr.

The native Georgian, who lives among fellow liberals in Massachusetts, is tired of the anti-Southern attitudes he constantly encounters from uninformed Northerners who seek to paint the South with one broad, redneck-stained brush.

READ more

23 Jul 2007 // 9:58 PM

Dedication by Emma McLaughlin

While Dedication doesn't carve out new territory in the crowded chick lit universe, it is an appealing tale of giddy love, heartbreak and the ultimate triumph of girl power.

READ more
The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani

The attention to detail in The Blood of Flowers brought to mind Orhan Pamuk's My Name is Red.

READ more

22 Jul 2007 // 9:59 PM

The Culture Code by Clotaire Rapaille

The Culture Code is American to its core.

READ more

22 Jul 2007 // 9:58 PM

Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician: A Novel by Daniel Wallace

Wonderful tales emerge in Mr. Sebastian.

READ more
The Maytrees by Annie Dillard

The image of an enormous sack stuffed with love and sagging from a hat rack is not one of Dillard’s finest moments.

READ more

19 Jul 2007 // 9:59 PM

Ralph Ellison: A Biography by Arnold Rampersad

Biography captures the complexity of writer Ralph Ellison.

READ more
Practical Research Methods for Media and Cultural Studies by Máire Messenger Davies and Nick Mo

I majored in history, but failed math: strongly agree, strongly disagree, or I don't remember. If you chose the first option, continue reading.

READ more

18 Jul 2007 // 9:59 PM

New England White by Stephen L. Carter

New England White delves into the secrets of race, culture, morality and murder in a university town.

READ more

18 Jul 2007 // 9:58 PM

The Chess Set in the Mirror by Massimo Bontempelli

Chess Set opens up a realm of imagination and insight

READ more
More Recent Reviews
//Mixed media
//Blogs

Violin Virtuoso L. Subramaniam Mesmerizes in Rare New York Performance (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Co-presented by the World Music Institute, the 92Y hosted a rare and mesmerizing performance from India's violin virtuoso L. Subramaniam.

READ the article