Science Titles from Jane Goodall, Bernd Heinrich, & More | Nonfiction Previews, Apr. 2014, Pt. 2


  Denworth, Lydia. I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey through the Science of Sound and Language. Dutton. Apr. 2014. 368p. ISBN 9780525953791. $26.95. HEALTH/HEARING When her third son was almost two, Denworth was told that he suffered from profound and progressive hearing loss—a shocking revelation, for as a science writer she well understood […]

Lippman, McCall Smith, Minot, Teicholz, Werth | Barbara’s Picks, Feb. 2014, Pt. 3


Lippman, Laura. After I’m Gone. Morrow. Feb. 2014. 352p. ISBN 9780062083395. $26.99. CD: HarperAudio. lrg. prnt. THRILLER Investigating cold cases for some extra cash, retired Baltimore detective Roberto “Sandy” Sanchez looks into the murder 26 years earlier of Julie, once mistress to rich but shady businessman Felix Brewer, who disappeared ten years before Julie’s death. […]

Nonfiction Previews, Sept. 2013, the Last Roundup: From Mary Beard to Eileen Rockefeller


Beard, Mary. Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations. Liveright: Norton. Sept. 2013. 320p. ISBN 9780871407160. $28.95. HISTORY Described by the New York Times as “the closest thing, if it exists, to a celebrity classics professor” in a story about her having stood up to some naysayers who abused her on the Internet, Cambridge scholar […]

Science & Technology Reviews | March 1, 2013


Reviews of Mary Roach’s Gulp, Shelby Smoak’s Bleeder, and Andrew T. Guzman’s Overheated, plus a full list of science and technology reviews from the mar. 1 issue.

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, February 15, 2013


Globetrotting travel, a very personal look at the U.S. health-care system, helping your teens, women’s evolutionary biology, the truth behind online dating, and theater pieces that deserve a wide audience

Reference: Short Takes | January 2013


Reference short takes from the January issue

Video Reviews | December 1, 2012


Reviews of Shadow of Afghanistan 1959-2012, 65_RedRoses, and [antoine], plus a full list of video reviews from the December issue.

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, November 30, 2012


Brush up on your British Secret Service intelligence with Corera’s history of the M16. Learn the latest in business model trends–customizing a nation. Keyes offers her Reiki wisdom in a new healing health guide. The many faces of Christmas are revealed in Plaut’s new investigation of how secular and religious American Jews interpret holiday tradition. May music be with you, in all its complex constructs as you revel in movement with Rahaim. Richard Burton’s Diaries doth not protest too much!

Barbara’s Picks, Apr. 2013, Pt. 3: Aciman, Margulis, Roach, Tremain, Wolitzer


  Aciman, André. Harvard Square. Norton. Apr. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780393088601. $25.95. LITERARY FICTION From vivid, scalding Alexandria (Out of Egypt: A Memoir) to the sensuous Italian Riviera (Call Me by Your Name) to snow-crusted Manhattan during Christmas (Eight White Nights), Aciman has transported us far and wide in his acutely observed works, whether fiction […]

Nonfiction Previews, Apr. 2013, Pt. 3: Inspiration, Recipes, and Advice from Henry Cloud, Daphne Oz, and Others


Blum, Susan with Michele Bender. The Immune System Recovery Plan: A Doctor’s 4-Step Program to Treat Autoimmune Disease. Scribner. Apr. 2013. 416p. ISBN 9781451694970. $27.99; eISBN 9781451695007. HEALTH An assistant clinical professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Blum herself suffered from an autoimmune condition, increasingly common owing […]