All Book Reviews

  • Menachem Begin: The Battle for Israel's Soul

    Daniel Gordis examines the life of 'the most Jewish of Israel's prime ministers,' a man Gordis says has been profoundly misunderstood.

  • Archetype

    Spouses are for sale in the first volume of a new dystopian-future series.

  • Two Serious Ladies

    Jane Bowles's radical fiction was as defiantly unconventional as its author.

  • Kitty Genovese

    Kevin Cook's book clears up the misconceptions surrounding the famous New York City murder case.

  • Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away

    Rebecca Newberger Goldstein makes a compelling case for the value of a life of genuine introspection.

  • A Snicker of Magic

    Natalie Lloyd's debut novel is an appealingly real and multi-layered story with a vast cast of characters.

  • An Unnecessary Woman

    Lebanese-American author Rabih Alameddine fits an entire, richly lived life into one day – finding room for war, tragedy, AK-47s, and lots of literature.

  • Five Came Back

    How a quintet of legendary American film directors were forever changed by their service in World War II.

  • I Am Abraham

    Jerome Charyn channels Lincoln in a memoir imagined to have been written by America's 16th president.

  • The Race Underground

    Boston Globe features editor Doug Most serves up plenty of colorful drama with the story of the battle between Boston and New York to build America's first subway system.

  • The Daring Ladies of Lowell

    In her new novel, 'The Dressmaker' author Kate Alcott explores the ramifications of the murder of a Lowell mill girl.

  • Quesadillas

    A Mexican family's comic woes vibrantly recall both Greek mythology and the young James Joyce.

  • Now I Know Who My Comrades Are

    Is the Internet revolutionizing global dissent?

  • The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation

    David Brion Davis offers valuable insight on 'the peculiar institution,' as practiced from the 1780s to the 1880s, in the third installment of his trilogy examining slavery around the globe.

  • The Adventures of Henry Thoreau

    A biographer takes a leisurely stroll through the environment that shaped Henry Thoreau.

  • Code Name: Johnny Walker

    Pseudonymous writer 'Johnny Walker,' an Iraqi, tells the story of his time as an interpreter for the US Navy SEALs.

  • Silence Once Begun

    A set of mysterious disappearances in Japan takes readers down a rabbit hole of deceit.

  • Perfect

    In a mere two seconds, can a seemingly perfect life be hopelessly derailed?

  • Landry Park

    Librarian Bethany Hagen spins a futuristic tale for young adults that echoes 'Gone with the Wind,' Jane Austen, and 'Downton Abbey.'

  • Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero

    True crime historian Douglas Perry separates myth from fact in his new biography of the lawman.