Log in Subscribe
About Books
112 results total, viewing 1 - 12
The Runaway: A Peter Ash Novel by Nick Petrie (Putnam). Targeted: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel by Stephen Hunter (Emily Bestler/Atria). This might be awkward: two superficially similar action novels … more
The Fifties: An Underground History by James R. Gaines (Simon and Schuster). A smart, alert history of a near-past decade in America that was never given a name and is mostly overlooked and … more
Greek Myths: A New Retelling by Charlotte Higgins (Drawings by Chris Ofili) (Pantheon). Some familiar books and stories might come to mind as we read through these myths—but few of us are, in … more
Silent Parade by Keigo Higashino (Minotaur). Big, strong, intricate crime novel, set in and around Tokyo. It’s called a Detective Galileo novel, for a guy who isn’t a police … more
White Hot Hate: A True Story of American Terrorism by Dick Lehr (Mariner). A riveting account of an ordinary Kansan who stumbled on a horrifyingly rageful bunch of guys, and was recruited by the … more
Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan (Grove). So, a short novel, Irish, that ends in the Christmas season; so…? So, not a bit of it. That is, that’s all true, or, you know, … more
LaserWriter II by Tamara Shopsin (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). A very smart and funny and (what’s somewhat surprising) endearing first novel by a previously well published nonfiction writer, … more
Christmas gifts, column 2:Creation: Art Since the Beginning by John Paul Stonard (Bloomsbury). A nervy title, and in fact a brave undertaking; others will be needed to attest to how perfectly judged … more
It shouldn’t have surprised me that book distribution is something like crippled this year. Publishing is still mostly in New York, but printing and manufacturing is elsewhere, more than a … more
Still Life by Sarah Winman (Putnam). Big, rich literary novel. A carefully controlled but free-flowing, almost musical style; episodic in structure, but with an entirely coherent theme that’s … more
The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak (Bloomsbury). And another world-famous author the column never heard of (she’s more famous in England than here, I believe, a runner-up for the Brit … more
Our Country Friends by Gary Shteyngart (Random House). Brilliant writer, neglected here for—well, to be fair, rather than kind, to myself—for only inane reasons. The column did cover his … more
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 10 | Next »
Currently viewing stories posted within the past 2 years.
For all older stories, please use our advanced search.