All Book Reviews

  • Classic book review: My Life in France

    One simple, perfect French meal changed the life of Julia Childs.

  • Some Dream for Fools

    The worries of a young Algerian immigrant trying to find a place in contemporary Paris.

  • Rhino Ranch

    McMurtry’s fifth and final novel about Duane Moore, whose story began in 1966’s “The Last Picture Show.”

  • The Generalissimo

    Chiang Kai-shek has been unfairly condemned by history, argues a new biography.

  • Dangerous Games

    Margaret MacMillan warns of what can happen when history is misappropriated.

  • Inherent Vice

    Reclusive novelist Thomas Pynchon steps out of character with a thriller.

  • We Two: Victoria and Albert

    Gillian Gill offers a fresh examination of the remarkable marriage of Queen Victoria and her consort Prince Albert.

  • Classic review: Mao: The Unknown Story

    An exhaustively researched biography offers surprising revisions to Chinese history.

  • The Night Counter

    In a contemporary twist on “1,001 Nights,” a Lebanese grandmother spends her nights telling tales about her Arab-American family.

  • The Enthusiast

    From spelunking to crochet, every hobby has its magazine. And Henry Bay has served as associate editor at most of them.

  • The Thing Around Your Neck

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers a dozen short stories about Nigerians caught in the pull between Nigeria and the West.

  • Operation Bite Back

    Was animal rights activist Rod Coronado a victim of over-reaching prosecution – or did he get exactly what he deserved?

  • Free: The Future of a Radical Price

    Chris Anderson explains why ‘free’ may be the most compelling price of all in today’s market.

  • When You Reach Me

    There’s a mystery woven throughout this original tale of a teen and her troubled friendship.

  • Classic book review: The Corrections

    In this dark comedy of family life, everybody wants to be somebody else, somewhere else.

  • The Road To Woodstock

    One of Woodstock’s creators looks back on the festival’s 40th anniversary.

  • Let the Great World Spin

    Colum McCann’s evocative new novel imagines how it felt to watch Philippe Petit from below.

  • The Accidental Billionaires

    How an asocial loner created the Internet’s greatest social network.

  • The Occupied Garden

    True grit: How the Dutch and their queen experienced the Nazi occupation.

  • Portrait with Keys

    A series of short texts portrays the city of Johannesburg through the eyes of a fiction writer and resident.