Emma Donoghue, Michelle Huneven, Ward Just, Peter Matthiessen, Lawrence Osborne | Barbara’s Picks, Apr. 2014, Pt. 1

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Donoghue, Emma. Frog Music. Little, Brown. Apr. 2014. 416p. ISBN 9780316324687. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780316324663. CD/downloadable: Hachette Audio. HISTORICAL/CRIME Donoghue caught everyone’s attention with Room, a visceral stunner that has sold more than 1.5 million copies and was a 2010 Man Booker Prize finalist. Her follow-up short story collection, Astray, a personal favorite, demonstrated her […]

American Fun, SAT Prep, & the Financial Divide | Nonfiction Previews, Feb. 2014, Pt. 4

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Beckman, John. American Fun: Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt. Pantheon. Feb. 2014. 432p. ISBN 9780307908179. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9780307908186. SOCIAL HISTORY Author of the debut novel The Winter Zoo, a New York Times Notable Book, Beckman challenges our understanding of American Puritanism by showing that we’ve been an essentially prankish, fun-loving nation. Colonists reveled wildly, […]

Fiction Previews, September 2012, Pt. 4: From 5 Under 35 Boianjiu to Veteran Brown

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Fiction Previews, September 2012, Pt. 4: From 5 Under 35 Boianjiu to Veteran Brown

Nonfiction Previews, September 2012, Pt. 4: Brunson, Danza, and Leman Have Something To Teach

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Nonfiction Previews, September 2012, Pt. 4: Brunson, Danza, and Leman Have Something To Teach

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

Fiction Previews, September 2012, Pt. 2: Thrilled to Death with Gerritsen, Child, and Woods

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Fiction Previews, September 2012, Pt. 2: Thrilled to Death with Gerritsen, Child, and Woods

Nonfiction Previews, September 2012, Pt. 2: The End of Men in a Networked Age

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Nonfiction Previews, September 2012, Pt. 2: The End of Men in a Networked Age

Fiction Previews, July 2012, Pt. 1: Gardiner, Grazer, Mathews, Suarez, Walters

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Fiction Previews, July 2012, Pt. 1: Gardiner, Grazer, Mathews, Suarez, Walters

Fiction Previews, June 2012, Pt. 1: From Ridley Pearson to Andrei Makine

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Fiction Previews, June 2012, Pt. 1: From Ridley Pearson to Andrei Makine

Nonfiction Previews, June 2012, Pt. 1: Looking at James Joyce, Michael Jackson, and the Banana King

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Nonfiction Previews, June 2012, Pt. 1: Looking at James Joyce, Michael Jackson, and the Banana King

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