Reviewed by Kathie Meizner
Sixth-grade classmates Trent Zimmerman and Fallon Little see a clear dividing line in their lives: before and after. For Trent, it was a ...Read more
Roaring Brook Press
Reviewed by Abby McGanney Nolan
In light of last month's killings in a Charleston, S.C., church, this examination of a particularly deadly gun makes ...Read more
Reviewed by Kathie Meizner
Near the edge of the sea, Buckley, a small beaver in boy clothes, lives with his mama, a larger beaver in a print dress: "They didn...Read more
Reviewed by Katherine Arcement, who is an app producer at The Washington Post. She has previously contributed to the London Review of Books.
With "The Diver's Clothes ...Read more
Reviewed by Megan McDonough
While other teens focused on their immediate future, Elon Musk worried about the future of mankind. According to veteran tech journalist ...Read more
David K. Shipler
Reviewed by David Cole
Despite the stern admonition that "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech," speech has never been absolutely free. ...Read more
Reviewed by Marcia Bartusiak
'The nobility of the human race lies in our drive to know," says Leonard Mlodinow. And by tracing that voracious impulse through the ...Read more
Reviewed by na
Since the publication of her first novel, "Going Home" in 1972, Danielle Steel has become a staple of the beach bag, as indispensable and reliable as a bottle of Coppertone. ...Read more
Sam's Story: Book One (Skylar Trilogy) [Kindle Edition]Amy D. Crusan-Kramer
In this captivating saga, Samantha Skylar experiences undying passion and endures one horrific act of brutality that sweeps her into the arms of the second most powerful man in the country. Samantha’s journey takes her from the poverty and close-minded attitudes of a tiny, coal-mining town ...
Reviewed by Glenn Frankel
It was an act of criminal negligence: For five years the whites-only government of Virginia's Prince Edward County, aided and abetted by ...Read more
Joseph J. Ellis
Reviewed by David O. Stewart
The historical-industrial complex - a relatively benign group in our current national circumstances - labors diligently to slake the ...Read more
Reviewed by Michael Dirda
Come summer, one tires of the high-minded works of spring, the long-haul novels by the latest Wunderkinder, the 900-page biographies, the "game-changing" - how I hate ...Read more
Reviewed by the editors of The Washington Post's Book World
THE BOOK OF ARON
By Jim Shepard. Knopf. 260 pp. $23.95
In the summer of 1942, German soldiers expelled almost 200 ...Read more
Reviewed by Ron Charles
Summer reading is the G-spot of American publishing - much rumored, never verified. Yet the excitement inspired by the idea of summer ...Read more
Reviewed by Katherine A. Powers
THE WRIGHT BROTHERS
By David McCullough. Simon & Schuster. Unabridged, 10 hours
Keep in mind, as you travel aloft, that what is so dismissively ...Read more
It's hard to imagine why getting smaller than your opponent is a useful super power, but shrinking has been a staple in comics since 1939. I can't explain why, but with the advent of "Ant-Man" the movie (premiering July 17), a look at the biggest heroes who are tiny seems useful.
The top 10 tiny heroes in comics:
10) Leonard "Doc" Samson (...Read more
Reviewed by Bruce Holsinger, who second novel, "The Invention of Fire," was published last month in April.
Elif Shafak has emerged as one of Turkey's most influential ...Read more
Farrar Straus Giroux
Reviewed by Wendy Smith, a contributing editor of the American Scholar and Publishers Weekly, is the author of "Real Life Drama: The Group Theatre and America, ...Read more
Reviewed by Patrick Anderson, who reviews mysteries and thrillers for The Washington Post's Book World.
A certain good news/bad news plot has often worked well in crime...Read more
Reviewed by Caroline Preston, who latest novel is "The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt."
Mazie Phillips-Gordon, the so-called Queen of the Bowery, was a ...Read more
"Saint Anything: A Novel" by Sarah Dessen; Viking (418 pages, $19.99)
It's hard to imagine that anyone who reads fiction has not at some point encountered a romance that draws its protagonists from opposite ends of the economic spectrum. The rich-poor clash is one of the great themes of literature, popping up in almost every genre.
In recent ...Read more