Eliezer J Sternberg
Reviewed by Marianne Szegedy-Maszak
Somewhere, Sigmund Freud must be smiling.
Not the misogynist, sex-crazed, dream-interpreting Freud of so many parodies and ...Read more
Reviewed by Sarah MacLean
Romance novels are, by definition, about relationships. After all, without two people finding love and happiness, where is the romance? But in the best of the genre, ...Read more
Reviewed by Sally Satel
In "Cure," Jo Marchant, a British biologist turned science writer, sets out to show that states of consciousness such as hope, fear, stress and ...Read more
Reviewed by Amy Stewart
Do plants have agendas of their own? Do they act with agency, as animals and humans do, or are they passive bystanders? If our planet is a ...Read more
ISBN 978 1501115141
Reviewed by James Hill
Centuries from now, archaeologists are likely to uncover video of American professional football circa 2016 and be appalled by the ...Read more
Reviewed by Louis Bayard
One night, during an early-1950s tour stop in St. Louis, the young Joel Grey went to see a well-known comic. "The hottest thing in town," ...Read more
Eddie S Glaude Jr
Reviewed by Pamela Newkirk
Black America was celebrating Barack Obama's historic 2008 election when the economic recession hit. By 2011 black America had lost 53 ...Read more
Victoria C Gardner Coates
Reviewed by Carlos Lozada
There are two ways to read Victoria C. Gardner Coates' book "David's Sling."
One is as the work of an art historian ...Read more
Last Words (Coleridge Taylor Mystery)Rich Zahradnik
In March of 1975, as New York City hurtles toward bankruptcy and the Bronx burns, newsman Coleridge Taylor roams police precincts and ERs. He's looking for the story that will deliver him from obits, his place of exile at the Messenger-Telegram.
A break comes at Bellevue, where ...
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Reviewed by Wendy Smith
"The Queen of the Night," Alexander Chee's second novel - after his well-received "Edinburgh" - is an overstuffed picaresque...Read more
Katarina Bivald and Translated from the Swedish by Alice Menzies
Reviewed by Bethanne Patrick
A set of warmhearted but practical Midwesterners welcomes a newcomer from ...Read more
Reviewed by Mary Louise Kelly
Confession: I burst out laughing when I read the JACKET COPY of Peter Bergen's new book. Not because of the title - "United States of Jihad:...Read more
Reviewed by Frances Itani, who is the author of 16 books, most recently the novel "Tell."
Murph, the protagonist of Roger Rosenblatt's new novel, has a voice that ...Read more
Reviewed by Michael Dirda, who reviews each Thursday in The Washington Post Style section and is the author, most recently, of "Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting...Read more
Spiegel and Grau
Reviewed by Ron Charles, who is the editor of The Washington Post Book World. You can follow him @RonCharles. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Reed Farrel Coleman
G P Putnam's Sons
Reviewed by Maureen Corrigan, who teaches literature at Georgetown University, is book critic for the NPR program "Fresh Air."
There's the thrill ...Read more
Reviewed by Caroline Preston, who latest novel is "The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt."
For those of us who are women of a certain age and have subscriptions to ...Read more
Reviewed by na
Learn ABC's while exploring the Andes
Lulu Delacre's "Olinguito, de la A a la Z! /Olinguito A to Z" (Lee & Low, $18.95; ages 3-10) is a poetic, bilingual alphabet book ...Read more
Reviewed by Rebecca Ritzel
When New York City Ballet principal dancer Darci Kistler retired six years ago, the final bows she took on a rose-covered stage marked the ...Read more
Reviewed by Megan McDonough
Since the dawn of civilization, people have been fascinated with wild horses. Our prehistoric cave paintings and stone ...Read more
John Stauffer, Zoe Trodd and Celeste-Marie Bernier
Reviewed by Elizabeth R. Varon
Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery in Maryland in 1838, then forged a storied career as ...Read more