Nonfiction: Rolling Stones, Leonard Cohen’s Marianne, Guitar Rigs, & Harlem Photos | Xpress Reviews

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On tour with the Rolling Stones; the story of Cohen’s muse, Marianne Ihlen; amp-le info for guitarists; a beautifully designed volume on decades of life in Harlem

Barbara’s Picks, Jul. 2014, Pt. 1: Chris Bohjalian, Deborah Harkness, Sam Kean, Liane Moriarty, & More

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Bohjalian, Chris. Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands. Doubleday. Jul. 2014. 288p. ISBN 9780385534833. $25.95. CD: Penguin Random Audio. POP FICTION Emily Shepard is hiding out in a shelter made of ice and trash bags after a nightmarish meltdown at a nuclear plant in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom that left her parents dead. Since the meltdown might […]

Barbara’s Picks, Oct. 2013, Pt. 2: Nonfiction from Robert Dallek, Richard Dawkins, Jonathan Franzen, Daniel Lieberman, & John W. Pilley

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Dallek, Robert. Camelot’s Court: Inside the Kennedy White House. Harper: HarperCollins. Oct. 2013. 576p. ISBN 9780062065841. $32.50. lrg. prnt. HISTORY Attorney General Robert Kennedy, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, Secretary of State Dean Rusk, National Security Adviser McGeorge Bundy, and aides Ted Sorensen and Arthur Schlesinger: these were the courtiers of Camelot, the smart and […]

Barbara’s Picks, Jun. 2013, Pt. 2: al-Shaykh, Charleson, Ferguson, Griswold, Shriver, Solnit

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al-Shaykh, Hanan. One Thousand and One Nights: A Sparkling Retelling of the Beloved Classic. Pantheon. Jun. 2013. 320p. ISBN 9780307958860. $26; eISBN 9780307958877. LITERATURE A crucial and sometimes controversial figure in Middle Eastern literature, Lebanese author al-Shaykh here translates 19 of the stories young queen Shahrazad told her husband each night so that he would […]

Nonfiction Previews, Feb. 2013, Pt. 4: Animals, Food, and the Arts

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Arnot, Bob. The Aztec Diet. Morrow. Feb. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780062124050. $25.99. HEALTH/DIET What has eight times the omega-3s of salmon, six times more calcium than milk, three times more iron than spinach, 15 times more magnesium than broccoli, four times more selenium than flax, and five grams of fiber in just 70 calories? The […]

Nonfiction Previews, Dec. 2012, Pt. 2: Tony Bennett, Violins, and Cohen’s “Hallelujah”

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Nonfiction Previews, Dec. 2012, Pt. 2: Tony Bennett, Violins, and Cohen’s “Hallelujah”

Barbara’s Picks, September 2012, Pt. 2: Diaz, Brzezinski/Scarborough, Gorant

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Barbara’s Picks, September 2012, Pt. 2: Diaz, Brzezinski/Scarborough, Gorant

Books for Dudes: Six Novels That Will Keep You Up Past Your Bedtime; Plus, Dog Training

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Books for Dudes: Six Novels That Will Keep You Up Past Your Bedtime; Plus, Dog Training

Nonfiction Previews: July 2012, Pt. 1: Opium Dreams and Our War with Iran

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Nonfiction Previews: July 2012, Pt. 1: Opium Dreams and Our War with Iran

Nonfiction Previews, Jun. 2012, Pt. 3: From Colin Powell to Naomi Wolf

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Nonfiction Previews, Jun. 2012, Pt. 3: From Colin Powell to Naomi Wolf

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