Reviewed by Nancy Hightower
The epic fantasy genre gets a double treat this month, starting with "A Crown for Cold Silver" (Orbit, $26), by Alex Marshall. When an obscure village is massacred ...Read more
Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer
Nan A. Talese/Doubleday
Reviewed by Thomas Mallon
Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, each born in 1884, were biological first cousins but "...Read more
Reviewed by Joanna Scutts
Long before Goldeneye was a James Bond movie, it was a sparse modern house perched above a private beach in Oracabessa Bay on Jamaica's ...Read more
Reviewed by Carlos Lozada
Libraries are repositories of books, music and documents, but above all of nostalgia: the musty stacks, the unexpected finds, the safety and ...Read more
Reviewed by Allan Fallow
The secret is out, grammar is fun.
That statement is true but wrong. It glorifies the "comma splice" - suturing two sentences with a ...Read more
Nan A. Talese
Reviewed by John Domini
A fine novel allows you to hear its throbbing heart:
"In his solo he soared. He flew above the city, hovering on his dark wings....Read more
Reviewed by Mark Athitakis
This month marks the arrival in English of the fourth volume of "My Struggle," an autobiographical novel by Karl Ove Knausgaard that's made the author a celebrity in his...Read more
Reviewed by Sara Eckel
On a single day in 2009, Ellen McCarthy became the wedding reporter for The Washington Post and broke up with her boyfriend of nearly two ...Read more
Reviewed by Caitlin Flanagan
Rarely have I greeted the news of a forthcoming book with as much excitement as I felt when I learned of Jon Krakauer's "Missoula." ...Read more
Reviewed by Dennis Drabelle
In a 1967 essay, film critic Pauline Kael recalled being on a train platform and overhearing a woman recite a litany of personal woes, ...Read more
Reviewed by Ron Charles
Frank Herbert's "Dune" holds a special place in my heart, as it does for millions of science-fiction fans around the world.
In 1984, I took a young woman to see ...Read more
Reviewed by Reeve Lindbergh
What happens when the world discovers that a quiet, 42-year-old bookstore employee and former priest has the power of forgiveness? Can he ...Read more
Reviewed by Brian Turner, who is the author of "My Life as a Foreign Country."
On its surface, "The Knife," by former Army Ranger Ross Ritchell, is a debut ...Read more
Reviewed by Valerie Sayers, a professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, is the author of six novels, including "The Powers."
Ann Packer's new novel, "The ...Read more
Reviewed by Ron Charles, who is the editor of The Washington Post's Book World. You can follow him on Twitter @RonCharles. His email address is email@example.com. ...Read more
Farrar Straus Giroux
Reviewed by Michael Dirda, who reviews books for The Washington Post on Thursdays.
Even now, if you were to ask readers to name the 20th century's ...Read more
Nan A Talese/Doubleday
Reviewed by Patrick Anderson, who regularly reviews mysteries and thrillers for The Washington Post Book World.
Louis Begley, the prominent New York ...Read more
David Walton Pyr
Reviewed by Steven Levingston, who is the nonfiction editor of The Washington Post Book World. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's not the kind...Read more
Farrar Straus Giroux
Reviewed by Adam Kirsch, who is the author most recently of "Rocket and Lightship: Essays on Literature and Ideas."
Most Americans' lives are totally ...Read more
Reviewed by Wendy Smith, who is a contributing editor at the American Scholar and reviews books frequently for the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times and The Washington ...Read more