Nonfiction Previews, Mar. 2013, Pt. 3: History from Nellie Bly to the Hatfields and McCoys

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Alexandrov, Vladimir. The Black Russian. Atlantic Monthly. Mar. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780802120694. $25. BIOGRAPHY Several years ago, while preparing a course on Russian émigré culture between the wars, Yale professor Alexandrov ran across a reference to “the famous Russian Negro Fyodor Fyodorovich Tomas,” said to have owned an entertainment establishment in Moscow called Maxim’s. A […]

Fiction Previews, Feb. 2013, Pt. 2: Debut Novels, Including Roger Hobbs’s Frankfurt Hit, Ghostman

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Amin, Manisha Jolie. Dancing to the Flute. Atria: S. & S. Feb. 2013. NAp. ISBN 9781451672046. pap. $15. CD/downloadable: S. & S. Audio. POP FICTION Born in Kenya to Indian parents, Amin grew up in Australia listening to her mother spin out Indian folktales as her father played the flute. So you can tell what […]

Barbara’s Picks, Jan. 2013, Pt. 3: Jim Harrison, Adam Mansbach, Jared Diamond, and More

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Barbara’s Picks, Jan. 2013, Pt. 3: Jim Harrison, Adam Mansbach, Jared Diamond, and More

Fiction Previews, November 2012, Pt. 1: McCall Smith, Mayle, Munro, and More

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Fiction Previews, November 2012, Pt. 1: McCall Smith, Mayle, Munro, and More

Barbara’s Picks: October 2012, Pt. 4: Alexie, Leon, Morton, Mozingo

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Barbara’s Picks: October 2012, Pt. 4: Alexie, Leon, Morton, Mozingo

Nonfiction Previews, May 2012, Pt. 1: From Bissinger’s Fathers Day to Westin’s Exit Interview

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Nonfiction Previews, May 2012, Pt. 1: From Bissinger’s Fathers Day to Westin’s Exit Interview

Nonfiction Previews, February 2012, Pt. 1: From Math Geniuses to National Defense

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Nonfiction Previews, February 2012, Pt. 1: From Math Geniuses to National Defense

My Picks: January 2012, Pt. 2: From First Novelist Ayad Akhtar to Thriller Champion Val McDermid

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My Picks: January 2012, Pt. 2: From First Novelist Ayad Akhtar to Thriller Champion Val McDermid

Fiction Previews: January 2012, Pt. 2: From Jayne Ann Krentz to Guy Vanderhaeghe

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Fiction Previews: January 2012, Pt. 2: From Jayne Ann Krentz to Guy Vanderhaeghe

Nonfiction Previews: January 2012, Pt. 2, from Margaret Fuller to Gustavo Dudamel

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Nonfiction Previews: January 2012, Pt. 2, from Margaret Fuller to Gustavo Dudamel

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