All Book Reviews

  • Classic review: The Reliable Wife

    Classic review: The Reliable Wife

    This debut novel sets an old-fashioned Gothic tale amid the ‘eternal snow’ of Wisconsin.

  • Black Hills

    Black Hills

    Science fiction and history mingle in this novel about a native American who travels from 1930s Mount Rushmore back into America’s past.

  • The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

    The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

    This stunning debut novel finds the beauty – and confusion – in a young life touched by tragedy.

  • Switch

    Switch

    Why is change so hard?

  • Making Toast

    Making Toast

    Roger Rosenblatt’s hauntingly lovely memoir explores life as his family must live it after the death of his adult daughter.

  • Bomb Power

    Bomb Power

    Has modern warfare given US presidents too much power?

  • Point Omega

    Point Omega

    In Don DeLillo's latest novel, two men sit outside a desert hideaway, deep in discussion about the Iraq war.

  • Classic review: The Jane Austen Book Club

    Classic review: The Jane Austen Book Club

    When six friends gather to discuss Jane Austen's novels, they never suspect their own lives will be remade.

  • Us: Americans Talk About Love

    Us: Americans Talk About Love

    One simple question: Whom did you love most?

  • The Postmistress

    The Postmistress

    The lives of three women converge in the months leading up to the US's entry into World War II.

  • Marry Him

    Marry Him

    Do too many women overlook Mr. Good Enough in their search for Mr. Right?

  • Shadow Tag

    Shadow Tag

    Louise Erdrich pours heart and soul into this powerful, sensitive portrait of the final months of a destructive marriage.

  • Imagination in Place

    Imagination in Place

    Berry’s latest collection of essays celebrates the power of place.

  • The Autobiography of an Execution

    The Autobiography of an Execution

    A death penalty attorney writes with candor about the painful burdens of his job.

  • Classic review: A. Lincoln

    Classic review: A. Lincoln

    Biographer Ronald C. White traces the spiritual and intellectual evolution of Abraham Lincoln.

  • Conspirata

    Conspirata

    Robert Harris digs back 2,000 years to build a breezy, intelligent, political thriller on the life of Cicero.

  • Map of the Invisible World

    Map of the Invisible World

    Can a thrice-abandoned child find his way in revolutionary Indonesia?

  • Churchill

    Churchill

    The life of Winston Churchill offers an abundant supply of extraordinary material for biography.

  • Behind the Wall

    Behind the Wall

    A series of vignettes tell the stories of ordinary Palestinians and life behind the West Bank barrier.

  • Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America

    Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America

    Does Warren Beatty deserve a spot in the pantheon of Hollywood greats?