Recent Book Reviews


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Mid 1998 to the Present

Jeffrey Toobin's American Heiress
in The Washington Post -- July 31, 2016
Lesley M.M. Blume's Everybody Behaves Badly
in The Washington Post -- June 12, 2016
David Dyer's The Midnight Watch
in The New York Times Book Review -- May 1, 2016
Thomas Keneally's Shame and the Captives and Helen Humphreys' The Evening Chorus
in The New York Times Book Review -- April 19, 2015
James Fairhead's The Captain and 'The Cannibal'
in The Washington Post -- March 1, 2015
Hampton Sides's In the Kingdom of Ice
in The Washington Post -- August 3, 2014
Peter Ackroyd's Three Brothers
in The New York Times Book Review -- April 20, 2014
Wil S. Hylton's Vanished
in The Washington Post -- January 3, 2014
Russell Banks's A Permanent Member of the Family
in The New York Times Book Review -- November 17, 2013
Mark Lee Gardner's Shot All To Hell
in The Washington Post -- October 11, 2013
Marianne Wesson's A Death at Crooked Creek
in The Washington Post -- August 8, 2013
Timothy Egan's Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
in The Washington Post -- October 14, 2012
John Konrad and Tom Shroder's Fire On the Horizon
in The Washington Post -- April 24, 2011
Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken
in The Washington Post Book World -- November 14, 2010
Daniel Okrent's Last Call
in The Washington Post Book World -- June 13, 2010
Anthony Brandt's The Man Who Ate His Boots
and Glyn Williams' Arctic Labyrinth
in The Washington Post Book World -- March 28, 2010
Dave Cullen's Columbine
in The Washington Post Book World -- April 26, 2009
Scott Simon's Windy City
in The Washington Post Book World -- March 9, 2008
Michael Shnayerson's Coal River
in The Washington Post Book World -- February 10, 2008
Mark Levine's F5
in The Washington Post Book World -- August 12, 2007
James Tabor's Forever on the Mountain
in The Wall Street Journal -- July 17, 2007
Joan Quigley's The Day the Earth Caved In
from The Washington Post Book World -- July 8, 2007
Five Best Disaster Books
in The Wall Street Journal -- January 27, 2007
Dave Eggers's What is the What
from The Washington Post Book World (cover review image above) -- December 17, 2006
Sebastian Junger's A Death in Belmont
from The Washington Post Book World -- April 23, 2006
Joel Kotkin's The City: A Global History
and Robert Alter's Imagined Cities
from The Washington Post Book World -- July 24, 2005
John Rolfe Gardiner's The Magellan House
from The Washington Post Book World -- August 22, 2004
Cathy Day's The Circus in Winter
from The New York Times Book Review -- July 18, 2004
Andrew Sean Greer's The Confessions of Max Tivoli
from The New York Times Book Review -- February 8, 2004
Adam Johnson's Parasites Like Us
from The New York Times Book Review -- August 24, 2003
Penelope Lively's The Photograph
from The Washington Post Book World -- June 7, 2003
Jenny Davidson's Heredity
from The New York Times Book Review -- April 6, 2003
Simon Mawer's The Fall
from The New York Times Book Review -- January 5, 2003
Yann Martel's Life of Pi
from The New York Times Book Review -- July 7, 2002
Catherine Chidgey's The Strength of the Sun
from The New York Times Book Review -- May 19, 2002
Tobias Hill's The Love of Stones
from The Washington Post -- February 27, 2002
Toby Litt's Corpsing
from The New York Times Book Review -- January 27, 2002
Peter Carey's 30 Days in Sydney
from The New York Times Book Review -- September 16, 2001
Beryl Bainbridge's According to Queeney
from The Washington Post Book World -- August 21, 2001
Winberg and May-lee Chai's The Girl from Purple Mountain
from The New York Times Book Review -- July 8, 2001
Ethan Canin's Carry Me Across the Water
from The New York Times Book Review -- May 6, 2001
Christmas Books: Travel Roundup
from The New York Times Book Review -- December 3, 2000
Stephen King's On Writing
from Salon -- October 5, 2000
Frederick Reiken's The Lost Legends of New Jersey
from The New York Times Book Review -- August 20, 2000
Anchee Min's Becoming Madame Mao
from Salon -- June 1, 2000
Jim Crace's Being Dead
from Salon -- March 30, 2000
Stephen Amidon's The New City
from The Washington Post Book World -- February 20, 2000
Scott Turow's Personal Injuries
from The New York Times Book Review -- October 24, 1999
Jonathan Lethem's Motherless Brooklyn
from Salon -- September 23, 1999
Antonia Logue's Shadow-Box
from The Washington Post Book World -- September 19, 1999
Edward Chancellor's Devil Take the Hindmost
from Salon -- June 14, 1999
A.M. Homes's Music for Torching
from The New York Times Book Review -- May 30, 1999
Christopher Tilghman's The Way People Run
from Salon -- May 20, 1999
Dale Ray Phillips's My People's Waltz
from The New York Times Book Review -- April 18, 1999
Colson Whitehead's The Intuitionist
from The New York Times Book Review -- February 7, 1999
Elmore Leonard's Be Cool
from Salon -- January 21, 1999
Beryl Bainbridge's Master Georgie
from Salon -- October 30, 1998
Marianne Wiggins's Almost Heaven
from The New York Times Book Review -- September 20, 1998
Jay McInerney's Model Behavior
from Salon -- September 21, 1998
Michael Palin's Hemingway's Chair
from Washington Post Book World -- June 22, 1998
Eric Liu's The Accidental Asian
from The New York Times Book Review -- May 24, 1998

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