Reviewed by Ron Charles, who is the editor of The Washington Post Book World. You can follow him @RonCharles.
How delightful that in an era as crude as ours this finely ...Read more
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Reviewed by Maureen Corrigan, who teaches literature at Georgetown University, is the book critic for the NPR program "Fresh Air."
The opening ...Read more
Kelley and Thomas French
Reviewed by Terri Rupar, who is The Washington Post's national digital editor. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I probably would have ...Read more
Reviewed by Michael Dirda, who reviews books on Thursdays in The Washington Post Style.
Joann Fletcher, the author of "The Story of Egypt," has an unusual academic...Read more
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.
Cave Canem, a nonprofit group founded to nurture the work of African-American poets, has won the National Book...Read more
Reviewed by Jeff Shesol
In 1998, when I took a job as a speechwriter for President Bill Clinton, the historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. told me that ...Read more
Simon & Schuster
Reviewed by Joe Heim
Why, one might ask, would Bruce Springsteen need to write an autobiography? Haven't we been listening to it for the past half-...Read more
Reviewed by Nancy Hightower
In "Summerlong" (Tachyon), Peter S. Beagle, the beloved author of "The Last Unicorn," explores how ordinary relationships in a small town are altered by the appearance of a living myth. Lioness Lazos is a young waitress who ...Read more
A Dream Comes TrueJulian Lorenzana
Will Julio obtain a good education and escape manual labor? A Dream Comes True is a sketch of Julio's struggles to get a college degree in order to avoid working out in the fields. Because of his father's death when he was seven, he was destined to quit school at the age of ten and get a job ...
Kenneth S. Rogoff
Reviewed by Bethany McLean
There are some things that are so woven into the fabric of our existence that we never pause to think about them. Cash is one of ...Read more
Reviewed by Stacy Schiff
"The dame has enormous dignity, she's a person," star Associated Press reporter Lorena Hickok wired her boss after the 1932 Democratic ...Read more
Spiegel & Grau
Reviewed by Kevin Canfield
Near the end of Norm Macdonald's new book, the comedian's purported ghostwriter steps forward and offers a confession: "In order to ...Read more
Alberto R. Gonzales
Reviewed by James Mann
It is no small irony that the new memoir by Alberto Gonzales, formerly President George W. Bush's attorney general, has come out ...Read more
Reviewed by Kathleen Parker
Certain times seem made for certain people, and the now seems to belong to Maureen Dowd. With a resurgence of the Clintons, upon whose ...Read more
Simon & Schuster
Reviewed by Bijan C. Bayne
Hit cable-TV shows about the drug trade. The death of Freddie Gray and subsequent unrest. Racially biased law enforcement. These...Read more
Simon & Schuster
Reviewed by Carol Memmott
A lot has been written about Nora Ephron, much of it with her own pen. There was, of course, her semi-autobiographical 1983 novel "...Read more
Reviewed by Anne Midgette
I am wary of rags-to-riches stories about people who rose from tough childhoods to be opera singers. In my experience, it's a ...Read more
Reviewed by Andrew Ervin, who is the author of the novel "Burning Down George Orwell's House." His nonfiction book "Bit by Bit: How Video Games Transformed Our World" will be...Read more
Nan A. Talese
Reviewed by Ron Charles, who is the editor of The Washington Post Book World. Follow him on Twitter @RonCharles.
"Nutshell," Ian McEwan's preposterously weird ...Read more
Reviewed by Patrick Anderson, who regularly reviews mysteries and thrillers for The Washington Post.
Perhaps the most heartfelt praise I can give the English novelist ...Read more
Reviewed by Brigitte Weeks, who is a former editor of The Washington Post Book World.
It's not easy to replicate the skill or success of the late Agatha Christie. ...Read more