Review: 'Aquarium' by David Vann

"Aquarium" by David Vann; Atlantic Monthly (266 pages, $24)

"A beautiful book." This coded and cliched phrase, usually associated with a novel, generally speaks to an elegant use of language, a finely chiseled work of imagination.

"Aquarium" by ...

Review: 'H Is for Hawk' by Helen Macdonald

"H Is for Hawk" by Helen Macdonald; Grove (300 pages, $26)

Helen Macdonald's "H Is for Hawk" is one of a kind, unless there are other grief memoirs/falconry tales/literary analyses out there.

But really, it is one of a kind for its voice. ...