Reviewed by Libby Copeland
Lindy West's new book, "Shrill," will be pilloried in certain corners for carrying an agenda. The guys who call themselves men's rights ...Read more
Cass R Sunstein
Reviewed by Carlos Lozada
Cass Sunstein has become the Derek Zoolander of American public intellectuals.
Much as Ben Stiller's dim supermodel in the 2001 ...Read more
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Reviewed by Bethanne Patrick
Mary Sharratt's new novel "The Dark Lady's Mask" involves a William Shakespeare who is a bit weedy, down-at-heel and ...Read more
Reviewed by Mary Quattlebaum
More than 2 million teens wrestle with depression in the United States; suicide is the second-leading cause of death worldwide for ages 15 to 29.
Of course ...Read more
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Reviewed by Michael S. Roth
Few modern thinkers claim to know what's best for everyone, but many weigh in on what's strictly forbidden. Sigmund Freud...Read more
Reviewed by Steven V. Roberts
Eric Liddell was a Scottish runner and committed Christian who refused to compete on Sundays. His faith kept him out of three ...Read more
THE UNDERDOGS: Children, Dogs, and the Power of Unconditional LoveMelissa Fay Greene
THE DOG MERCHANTS: Inside the Big Business of Breeders, Pet Stores, and RescuersKim Kavin<...Read more
Karen J Greenberg
Reviewed by Deborah Pearlstein
Karen Greenberg's new book, "Rogue Justice," takes on a challenging task: adding new insight to our understanding of the long-running ...Read more
Freedom's Long MarchPaul F. Murray
A Germanic tribe along the Rhine River, the Tencteri, is trying to stay independent of the Roman Empire in the mid-first century A.D. Led by lovers Etibert and Batavia, the tribe must endure a long march which the Romans force them to make in order to assist them ...
Reviewed by Matt Schudel
"I am the world's greatest listener," Duke Ellington wrote in his autobiography, "Music Is My Mistress." It was far from an idle boast, because ...Read more
Reviewed by Bethanne Patrick
In this saga of upper-class secrets, Anton DiSclafani once again explores female desire that threatens the status quo. But instead of...Read more
Reviewed by Fred Vogelstein
If you don't know anything about business in China, and you have never heard of Jack Ma, you will learn something from "Alibaba" by Duncan ...Read more
Reviewed by Anne Boyd Rioux, who is a professor at the University of New Orleans and the author of "Constance Fenimore Woolson: Portrait of a Lady Novelist."
In her ...Read more
Herta Muller and Translated from the German by Philip Boehm
Reviewed by Linda Kinstler, who is a Marshall Scholar at the University of Cambridge and a contributing writer at Politico ...Read more
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Reviewed by Dennis Drabelle, who is a former mysteries editor of The Washington Post Book World. He lives in Asheville, N.C.
The numbers are in. The ...Read more
Reviewed by Jon Michaud, who is a novelist and the head librarian at the Center for Fiction.
Few subjects in contemporary American life would seem riper for a big ...Read more
Robert L Belknap
Reviewed by Michael Dirda, who reviews each Thursday in The Washington Post Style and is the author, most recently, of "Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and ...Read more
The brain trust at DC Comics thinks some things are missing from their superhero comics. With "DC Universe: Rebirth" ($2.99, out May 25), they have gone metatextual to bring them back.
To explain: DC has a history of rebooting its superhero books, going back to 1986-87 and "Crisis on Infinite Earths." That 12-issue maxiseries re-started most of...Read more
Traveling with a new book is wonderful. But traveling through a book provides passage over time and space (and it's easier on the budget and gas tank).
This summer's titles will take readers to 18th century Canada, 19th century Africa or 100 years in the future, when survivors of an apocalypse try to build a new civilization.
In Annie Proulx's...Read more
"Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War" by Fred Kaplan; Simon & Schuster (352 pages, $28)
You've heard the complaining, from the White House on down, about the cyberattacks on our country. Well, yes, you guessed it: We started it.
That's one of the central thrusts of Fred Kaplan's "Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War." ...Read more
"Welcome Thieves" by Sean Beaudoin; Algonquin (304 pages, $15.95)
"Comedy Hour," one of the 12 short stories in Seattle author Sean Beaudoin's story collection "Welcome Thieves," begins with this confession by the narrator:
"I am the point guard, best player, and team captain.
"Which means we suck."
That opener gives a taste of what readers ...Read more