All Book Reviews

  • The Heir Apparent

    This may be the definitive biography of Britain's Edward VII – a man who grew from spoiled prince to beloved monarch.

  • Sycamore Row

    John Grisham brings back "A Time to Kill" protagonist Jake Brigance.

  • Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

    Anya Von Brezmen's memoir describes her childhood in the USSR and how she and her mother cooked their way through their memories.

  • Double Down

    Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, the team behind 'Game Change,' chronicle the 2012 presidential election.

  • This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

    Novelist Ann Patchett's excellent essay collection ranges from dogs to writing to white-knuckled air travel.

  • The Hidden White House

    Historian Robert Klara tells the compelling, surprising story of Harry Truman's little-known battle to preserve one of America's most famous buildings.

  • End of Days

    James L. Swanson provides a basic, clear-eyed, and complete narrative of Nov. 22, 1963, plus its prologue and aftermath.

  • At Night We Walk in Circles

    In an unnamed South American country, a young boy comes of age, joins a theater troupe, and is taken on a journey in which art and life become blurred in confusing and violent ways

  • The Ariadne Objective

    Wes Davis examines an extraordinary World War II mission – the kidnapping of a German general – and the swashbuckling men of letters who carried it out.

  • The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

    Precious Ramotswe, as endearing as ever, works to untangle fresh mysteries in Alexander McCall Smith's latest entry in the 'No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency' series.

  • The Hired Man

    In Aminatta Forna's astonishing new novel, a survivor of the Yugoslav wars keeps watch over the small Croatian town he calls home.

  • American Mirror

    Deborah Solomon's biography portrays Norman Rockwell as an unhappy loner, sadly distant from the idealized scenes of his art.

  • Dallas 1963

    Writers Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis examine the toxic political climate of Dallas at the time of JFK's assassination.

  • Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven

    This compelling new biography by conductor John Eliot Gardiner examines the life of one of the world's most famous composers.

  • Days of God

    James Buchan examines both the politics and the theology of the Iranian Revolution.

  • The Discovery of Middle Earth

    Graham Robb delves into the momentous contributions of the Celts, a people he dubs geniuses who 'married mathematics and geography.'

  • Flora & Ulysses

    Kate DiCamillo has penned another winner for young readers.

  • The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay

    Hooman Majd completes a trilogy of books that illuminate the politics, society, and culture of modern Iran through his own decidedly hip eyes.

  • The Bully Pulpit

    This dual biography of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft offers fresh proof of Doris Kearns Goodwin's ability to 'bring dead presidents back to life.'

  • Longbourn

    British novelist Jo Baker reimagines 'Pride and Prejudice' from a servants-eye view in the delightful 'Longbourn.'