All Book Reviews

  • Wolf Hall

    “Wolf Hall,” winner of this year’s Booker Prize, offers a sympathetic portrayal of Thomas Cromwell, the power behind Henry VIII's throne.

  • Spooner

    In a nearly autobiographical novel, award-winning author Pete Dexter draws a loving portrait of a stepdad.

  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

    The inspiring autobiography of the Malawian boy who taught himself physics in order to bring a windmill to his village.

  • Hope for Animals and Their World

    Hope for Animals and Their World

    Famed naturalist Jane Goodall cries out on behalf of Earth’s animals.

  • Half Broke Horses

    The author of ‘The Glass Castle’ spins a “true life novel’ around the life of her irrepressible grandmother.

  • The Case for God

    Religion writer Karen Armstrong asks: Is it harder to find God today?

  • Classic review: Lamentations of the Father

    Ian Frazier – winner of the 2009 Thurber Prize for American Humor – turns his dry wit on everything from parenthood to global warming.

  • The Financial Lives of the Poets

    A smart, witty novel about a nice, middle-class dad tempted to try crime to keep his family afloat.

  • The Children's Book

    In her best novel since “Possession,” A.S. Byatt spins a tale from details of the life of children’s book author Edith Nesbit.

  • Ulysses and Us

  • Where Men Win Glory

    An exploration of the life and death of football star and US Army enlistee Pat Tillman.

  • The Boys Are Back

    What happened when single-parent Simon Carr let his boys be boys.

  • The Big Burn

    The story of the largest wildfire in the history of the United States.

  • Classic review: The Master Butchers Singing Club

    A novel from Louise Erdrich, inspired by the German side of her family.

  • Cheerful Money

    New Yorker writer Tad Friend on the deleterious effects of growing up WASP.

  • In the Falling Snow

    Britain’s class-conscious society is the backdrop to this story of a middle-aged immigrant obsessed with a newer, younger arrival.

  • True Compass

    For the first time, a glimpse of the Kennedys from the inside.

  • The Clinton Tapes

    Bill Clinton reveals much in 79 taped conversations with historian Taylor Branch.

  • Civil War Wives

    The lives of three prominent Civil War-era women illustrate the drama that took place off the battlefield.

  • The Anthologist

    The writer’s block of a poet becomes the excuse for Nicholson Baker’s daft, brilliant, hilarious novel.

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