All Book Reviews

  • A Million Years with You

    Naturalist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas examines her family, her work, and her alcoholism in a memoir that showcases both her pugnacity and her warmth.

  • Men and Women

    In a visual diary, Tom Wood recorded scenes of blue-collar life in his own backyard.

  • Confronting the Classics

    This collection of historian Mary Beard's reviews of books about classics is a source of wisdom, insight, provocation, and deep pleasure.

  • Kolor

    In color, as in black and white, Elliott Erwitt excels at sly humor.

  • Jeeves and the Wedding Bells

    By Jeeves! British author Sebastian Faulks brings P.G. Wodehouse's most beloved characters – the feckless Bertie Wooster and the peerless valet – back to life.

  • Emmet Gowin

    Emmet Gowin's artistic collaboration with his wife is the heart and soul of his work.

  • Falling Upwards

    How humans took to the sky via balloon – and the mishaps and triumphs involved.

  • Much Loved

    How Mark Nixon photgraphed our very best friends.

  • Bleeding Edge

    Thomas Pynchon spins a showstopping tale of New York residents living in the aftermath of the dot-com bubble.

  • Garry Winogrand

    The lifework of Garry Winograd is also a personal commentary on three decades of life in America.

  • Havisham

    Ronald Frame imagines the past of an iconic Dickens character – the jilted and vengeful Miss Havisham.

  • The New Countess

    'The New Countess,' the final book in Fay Weldon's trilogy set in the Edwardian era, showcases Weldon's deep knowledge of both the era and human nature.

  • The Hunter and Other Stories

    A new collection of Dashiell Hammett's works includes some crime stories but also shows Hammett's exploration of other genres.

  • Old Man River

    Magazine writer and author Paul Schneider offers an engaging exploration of the history of the Mississippi River and its impact on American life.

  • Tatiana

    Martin Cruz Smith returns to investigator Arkady Renko in a thriller that is an intricate page-turner.

  • A History of the World in 12 Maps

    This deep dive into cartography leads to an exploration of religion, science, and history.

  • Eleanor & Park

    Rainbow Rowell's love story is the best young adult title to be released this year.

  • The Great War

    How to truly understand the scale and cost of the Battle of the Somme? Artist Joe Sacco depicts the horrific World War I conflict in a 24-foot-long panoramic drawing.

  • Monsters

    Rich Cohen looks at the legendary 1985 Chicago Bears team as well as the history of the Bears and of Chicago itself.

  • The Boy Detective

    Roger Rosenblatt's latest memoir finds the author retracing the New York paths he walked during boyhood.