Reviewed by Ron Charles, who is the editor of The Washington Post Book World. You can follow him on Twitter @RonCharles.
Beneath the deadening lack of racial ...Read more
Reviewed by Reeve Lindbergh, who has written a number of books for children and adults, including "Forward From Here: Leaving Middle Age - and Other Unexpected Adventures." ...Read more
Reviewed by Steve Donoghue, who is managing editor of the online magazine Open Letters Monthly.
"Arcadia," the new novel by Iain Pears, was created for an app. "I had ...Read more
Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Reviewed by Michele Langevine Leiby, a freelance writer in Washington, is a former Washington Post/Bloomberg correspondent in Pakistan
In her second ...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, and Living With Books."
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
Rag Dolls: Callie's Story (Volume 1)Shelley D Terrell
After the sudden death of her beloved Nana, Callie is ripped away from everything she knows and placed in a filthy, loveless, overcrowded foster home. Because of her ability to feel other's emotions, she is overwhelmed by pain from the other children. She knows that if ...
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
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