Video Reviews | February 1, 2013

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Reviews of Sing Your Song: Harry Belafonte, Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview, and The Longoria Affair, plus a full list of video reviews in the Feb. 1 issue.

Barbara’s Picks, Aug. 2013, Pt. 1: Short Stories from Barrett, New Fiction from Danticat, the Muslim Response to Fundamentalism, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

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Barrett, Andrea. Archangel. Norton. Aug. 2013. 224p. ISBN 9780393240009. $24.95. SHORT STORIES As Barrett demonstrated with books like Voyage of the Narwhal, she writes perceptively about science. And as she proved with her National Book Award winner, Ship Fever, she’s mastered the short form. With these short stories, focusing on science, she’s set to prove […]

Nonfiction Previews, Jul. 2013, Pt. 1: Klosterman, Kurlansky, and Conversations with Orson Welles

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Biskind, Peter, ed. My Lunches with Orson: Conversations Between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles. Metropolitan: Holt. Jul. 2013. 240p. ISBN 9780805097252. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780805097269. CD: Macmillan Audio. AUTOBIOG/ENTERTAINMENT Back when, the inimitable Orson Welles recorded a series of private conversations while lunching with director Henry Jaglom, a good friend. In the recently rescued tapes, […]

Video Reviews | December 1, 2012

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

Social Sciences Reviews | November 15, 2012

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Reviews of Michael D. Coe’s Royal Cities of the Ancient Maya, Richard Lingeman’s The Noir Forties, and Amy Wilentz’s Farewell, Fred Voodoo, plus a full list of social sciences reviews from the Nov. 15 issue.

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 […]

African American Perspectives for Black History Month | November 1, 2012

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Fiction and nonfiction titles to consider for Black History Month in February.

Best Sellers: Social Sciences, November 15, 2012

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Barbara’s Picks, May 2013, Pt. 1: Allende, Hill, Le Carré, Savage, Strout, and the World’s Strongest Librarian

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Allende, Isabel. Maya’s Notebook. Harper: HarperCollins. May 2013. 400p. ISBN 9780062105622. $28.99; eISBN 9780062105646. CD: HarperAudio. LITERARY FICTION Having sold over 57 million copies of her books worldwide, the esteemed author of The House of the Spirits knows what she’s doing. So trust her on this stylistic departure, which borrows from the thriller writer’s toolkit. […]

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 […]

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