Nonfiction Previews, Jun. 2013, Pt. 2: Jesus, Lord Nelson, the Lady of the Camellias, and More

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Glass, Charles. The Deserters: A Hidden History of World War II. Penguin Pr: Penguin Group (USA). Jun. 2013. 400p. ISBN 9781594204289. $27.95. As author of the much-praised Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation, former ABC News correspondent Glass proved that he could writes rigorous but accessible history. Here he considers deserters during […]

Nonfiction Previews, Jun. 2013, Pt. 1: Cutting-Edge Social/Political Titles To Stir Discussion

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Angel, Katherine. Unmastered: A Book on Desire, Most Difficult To Tell. Farrar. Jun. 2103. 304p. ISBN 9780374280406. $26. SOCIAL SCIENCE/WOMEN’S STUDIES In her discussion of female sexual desire, Angel draws on personal experience, but this is hardly memoir. A postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for the History of Medicine at Warwick University in England, Angel […]

Barbara’s Picks, Apr. 2013, Pt. 4: Kate Atkinson, Philip Kerr, Michael Pollan

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Atkinson, Kate. Life After Life. Reagan Arthur Bks: Little, Brown. Apr. 2013. 544p. ISBN 9780316176484. $27.99. LITERARY THRILLER Every time she writes, Atkinson writes something exciting and important. Her debut, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award; best sellers like Started Early, Took My Dog give a whole […]

Fiction Previews, Apr. 2013, Pt. 3: Jennifer Gilmore, James Salter, Jean Thompson, and More

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Campbell, Drusilla. When She Came Home. Grand Central. Apr. 2013. 336p. ISBN 9781455510351. pap. $14.99. POP FICTION The author of satisfying human dramas like Blood Orange and Little Girl Gone, Campbell returns with a deeply relevant story. Back from Iraq, Frankie Byrne must confront her daughter’s trouble with school bullies, her husband’s contentiousness, her career […]

Fiction Previews, Mar. 2013, Pt. 3: Crossing Borders with Nancy Kricorian, Amit Majmudar, Elif Shafak, and More

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Epstein, Jennifer Cody. The Gods of Heavenly Punishment. Norton. Mar. 2013. ISBN 9780393071573. 384p. $26.95. HISTORICAL After the 1945 firebombing of Tokyo rips apart 15-year-old Yoshi’s old life, she builds a new one with the help of three Americans: downed bomber pilot Cam; Billy, an Occupation soldier guarding a secret; and Anton, an architect who […]

Fiction Previews, Feb. 2013, Pt. 1: 18 Thrillers from Berenson, Block, Kellerman, Talty, & More

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Fiction Previews, Feb. 2013, Pt. 1: 18 Thrillers from Berenson, Block, Kellerman, Talty, & More

Nonfiction Previews, Feb. 2013, Pt. 1: American Tech, from Edison to Detroit to Online Dating

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Nonfiction Previews, Feb. 2013, Pt. 1: American Tech, from Edison to Detroit to Online Dating

Nonfiction Previews, Jan. 2013, Pt. 4: Tracy Kidder, Michelle Rhee, Ali Smith, and More

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Nonfiction Previews, Jan. 2013, Pt. 4: Tracy Kidder, Michelle Rhee, Ali Smith, and More

Nonfiction Previews, November 2012, Pt. 1: Deirdre Bair, Oliver Sacks, John Updike

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Nonfiction Previews, November 2012, Pt. 1: Deirdre Bair, Oliver Sacks, John Updike

History Through Fiction: Francine du Plessix Gray’s The Queen’s Lover

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History Through Fiction: Francine du Plessix Gray’s The Queen’s Lover

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