Reviewed by Thomas Chatterton Williams
"It is impossible for me to be sad on the Rue des Martyrs," Elaine Sciolino enthuses in "The Only Street in Paris," her ...Read more
Reviewed by Nancy Hightower
"Planetfall" (Roc; paperback, $15), by Emma Newman, is an exceptionally engaging novel that explores the complex relationship between mythology and science. In a kind ...Read more
Farrar Straus Giroux
Reviewed by Michael S. Roth
What do you do when you see a place you love disappearing? How do you hold on to the best of it without simply becoming nostalgic?...Read more
Reviewed by Heller McAlpin
It's the rare person who counts his blessings upon learning he's "face to face with dying." But Oliver Sacks did just that.
In January, ...Read more
Reviewed by Carlos Lozada
One of the sharpest divides between political and intellectual life is that changing one's mind is unforgivable in the former and inevitable...Read more
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Reviewed by Marisa Bellack
I read Courtney Jung's book on breast-feeding activism while nursing my second child. Or, to be specific, while pumping in The Washington ...Read more
Reviewed by Sarah MacLean, who is the author of historical romance novels and reviews romances every month for The Washington Post.
Although dukes and billionaires have long dominated the romance ...Read more
Reviewed by Ron Charles, who is the editor of The Washington Post Book World. You can follow him on Twitter: @RonCharles.
In the twilight of a year rich with ...Read more
The OhanaC W Schutter
A dying child’s life depends on her grandmother's explosive secrets about her tortured past and forbidden love.
A riveting retrospective of the social, political, and economic history of Hawaii told through a historical family saga spanning three generations who meet in the brutal...
Reviewed by Patrick Anderson, who regularly reviews mysteries and thrillers for The Washington Post Book World.
John Fortunato, who served in the Pentagon as an ...Read more
Reviewed by Michael Dirda, who reviews appear in The Washington Post Book World on Thursdays.
During the Victorian era, the worst London fogs occurred in the 1880s and...Read more
Reviewed by Dennis Drabelle, who is the mysteries editor of The Washington Post Book World.
Wilkie Collins liberated the mystery story from drafty castles and ...Read more
Reviewed by Carlos Lozada
The terrorists come to shore at the South Street Seaport and scatter throughout Manhattan on foot and in cabs. They detonate bombs and shoot ...Read more
Simon & Schuster
Reviewed by Gerard DeGroot
Judging by the title of this book, Jay Winik seems to think that the year 1944 "changed history." He never explains how, nor does he ...Read more
Reviewed by James Mann
After President Barack Obama concluded his nuclear agreement with Iran last summer, not only Obama's supporters but even Brent Scowcroft,...Read more
Reviewed by Eboo Patel
One year after 9/11, the Department of Justice established the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System. NSEERS required nonimmigrant ...Read more
Reviewed by Charles Hughes
Throughout his life, Sam Phillips, who founded Sun Records and launched the careers of artists such as Johnny Cash, Howlin' Wolf, B....Read more
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Reviewed by Katherine A. Powers
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New York Review Books
Reviewed by Elaine Showalter, who is a professor emerita of English at Princeton University.
The 50th-anniversary edition of John Williams' "Stoner" ...Read more
Reviewed by Gerald Early, who is professor of English and of African and African-American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also the editor of the university's...Read more
Reviewed by Maureen Corrigan, who is the book critic for the NPR program "Fresh Air," teaches literature at Georgetown University.
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