Claire Vaye Watkins
Reviewed by Ron Charles
Feeling parched yet? Just wait. Earlier this year, NASA reported that more than half the world's largest aquifers are running down. ...Read more
Reviewed by Jessica Stern
Much of the world awakened to the threat of the Islamic State in August 2014, after the organization began beheading foreign hostages on ...Read more
Reviewed by Carlos Lozada
You're at the dinner table, or in a meeting, or at a baseball game, or in the classroom, or in your bedroom, or at a bar or, yes, in the ...Read more
Houghton Mifflin Harcout
Reviewed by Jack Hitt
In Paul Theroux's new book,"Deep South," the superficial stereotypes pile up at once. In the first scene, it's a "hot Sunday ...Read more
Reviewed by Bruce Holsinger
Girolamo Savonarola, the great Dominican preacher of the 15th century and the scourge of the early modern papacy, has endured a mixed ...Read more
MY KITCHEN YEAR: 136 Recipes That Saved My LifeRuth Reichl
HOW TO COOK A MOOSE: A Culinary MemoirKate Christensen
ISBN 978-...Read more
Rizzoli Ex Libris
Reviewed by James Norton
There are certain brands that transcend mere product-hood. Through their intrinsic qualities and skillful marketing, they command...Read more
Columbia Global Reports
Reviewed by Simon Johnson
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac haunt our financial system and threaten our economy. Or do they?
Bethany McLean has ...Read more
Jungle EmpireE.G. Zapata
Thrill and adventure with fortune – that is what young Ethan Monroe and his pal Jason Wentworth dream of while on vacation in Peru, South America after meeting a man that boasts to be the cousin of Colombia’s drug lord: Lalo Luis Montenegro. Returning to the United States with some ...
Reviewed by Eric Wills
Last October, when a journalist at a news conference in Spain asked Frank Gehry whether his buildings were more about spectacle than function, ...Read more
Reviewed by Mario Del Pero
Niall Ferguson wants us to reject the stereotyped image of Henry Kissinger as a cynical, amoral realist. He'd like us to believe ...Read more
Reviewed by Howard Frank Mosher, whose new novel, "God's Kingdom," will be published in October.
When I turned 4, my father and my uncle, both teachers, began taking me ...Read more
Edited by Ann Goldstein. Translated from the Italian by Stuart Woolf, Ann Goldstein and others.
Reviewed by Michael Dirda, who is a regular book reviewer for The Washington Post ...Read more
Reviewed by Patrick Anderson, who frequently reviews mysteries and thrillers for The Washington Post's Book World.
After I summarized the plot of Saul Black's "...Read more
Reviewed by Jon Michaud, who is a novelist and the head librarian at the Center for Fiction.
Regular readers of the work of John Banville could be forgiven for ...Read more
Nan A. Talese/Doubleday
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 ron....Read more
Reviewed by Michael S. Rosenwald
The point of view of "Arms," A.J. Somerset's history of gun culture, might be more important than any of the stories he tells....Read more
Reviewed by Jill Abramson
Anne-Marie Slaughter has good timing. When she wrote "Why Women Still Can't Have It All" in 2012, it became one of the most-read ...Read more
Reviewed by Nancy Hightower
In "Saturn Run" (Putnam, $28), best-selling author John Sandford has teamed with photographer and writer Ctein to create a thoroughly engaging novel about first contact...Read more
Reviewed by Marcia Bartusiak
Current (and future) women in science should be immensely grateful. In "The Only Woman in the Room," an accomplished creative-writing ...Read more
Simon & Schuster
Reviewed by Robin Givhan
Amy Odell is the sort of editor you want to sit next to at a runway show. She is funny. She is smart. And she likes fashion. So when some...Read more