- ‘The Mothers’: A fantastic debut novel by Brit Bennett
Washington Post, Wednesday - 10/19/2016 - 04:47 PM
A young woman’s unplanned pregnancy casts a long shadow over several lives.
- A 16-year-old runs off with her English teacher in Caroline Leavitt’s new novel
Washington Post, Tuesday - 10/18/2016 - 10:47 AM
‘Cruel Beautiful World’ draws us into the stormy lives of three women in a changing world.
- Robert Pinsky's new poetry collection is considered and timely
Los Angeles Times: Books, Tuesday - 10/18/2016 - 08:47 AM
Robert Pinsky is one of the most famous living poets in America — he once even appeared on an episode of “The Simpsons.” He was the U. S. poet laureate from 1997 to 2000, and he more or less defined the job for everyone who came after him, starting an enormously popular national poetry program and
- Books of The Times: Review: An Account of Black Albino Brothers in Beth Macy’s ‘Truevine’
New York Times: Books, Sunday - 10/16/2016 - 05:53 PM
Ms. Macy’s second book explores the true story of George and Willie Muse, black men in the Jim Crow South who were paraded in circuses.
- A Trick to Encourage More Rational Gift-Giving
Wall Street Journal: Books, Saturday - 10/15/2016 - 08:47 PM
Dan Ariely answers readers’ questions on sensible presents, checking Facebook and waiting calmly.
- Off the Shelf: Three Excellent Books on Long-Term Investing
New York Times: Books, Friday - 10/14/2016 - 03:58 PM
As the market fluctuates, these books remind us to use common sense and stick to the basics when saving and planning for retirement.
- Got a ‘reluctant reader’? Try poetry, says author Kwame Alexander
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Books, Wednesday - 10/12/2016 - 10:47 PM
Among teachers and librarians, the term “reluctant reader” usually means one thing: a boy who avoids reading like you might avoid those steamed vegetables on your dinner plate.
- Books of The Times: In Jonathan Lethem’s ‘A Gambler’s Anatomy,’ a Hustler’s Luck Turns Cold
New York Times: Books, Tuesday - 10/11/2016 - 03:25 PM
A backgammon player who can sometimes read minds shuttles among casinos across Europe and Asia. Too bad about the grim diagnosis.
- Fiction: Jodi Picoult’s New Novel Reviewed by Roxane Gay
New York Times: Books, Tuesday - 10/11/2016 - 05:00 AM
A black nurse and a white supremacist are the primary narrators of Jodi Picoult’s “Small Great Things.”
- Jacob Neusner, Judaic Scholar Who Forged Interfaith Bonds, Dies at 84
New York Times: Books, Monday - 10/10/2016 - 08:22 PM
Professor Neusner, a leading historian of Jewish rabbinical texts, published over 900 books devoted to comparative religion, history and legal theory.
- In Gayle Forman's "Leave Me," an overwhelmed wife and mother flees to the 'Burgh
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Books, Sunday - 10/09/2016 - 02:47 PM
Gayle Forman wastes little time introducing the medical crisis at the heart of “Leave Me.” Within the novel’s first sentence, it’s clear that Maribeth Klein, an overscheduled 44-year-old wife and mother of preschool-aged twins, is having a heart attack.
- The 5 biggest 'Girl on the Train' book to movie changes
USA Today: Books, Sunday - 10/09/2016 - 06:47 AM
We're not in London anymore.
- Book Review: Old crime haunts anew in Ron Rash’s “The Risen”
Denver Post: Books, Sunday - 10/09/2016 - 01:04 AM
Ecco, September 2016The Risen by Ron Rash By Rodney Welch, Special to The Washington Post An unsolved murder resurfaces in Ron Rash’s slim, compelling new novel, “The Risen,” when two brothers are forced to confront the mystery of a young woman who disappeared decades earlier. The brothers are the narrator, Eugene, a would-be novelist turned full-time alcoholic, and his older brother, Bill, a successful surgeon.