Log in Subscribe
About Books
103 results total, viewing 73 - 84
THE HARDEST PLACE: THE AMERICAN MILITARY ADRIFT IN AFGHANISTAN'S PECH VALLEY by Wesley Morgan (Random House). Brilliant, intimately reported, narrow-focused history of one of the few wars in our (or … more
THE DARK HEART OF FLORENCE: A LADY EMILY MYSTERY by Tasha Alexander (St. Martin's). The sixteenth of a series that might as well be acknowledged, at last, as classic (you noticed, “sixteenth?”). … more
THE HOSPITAL: LIFE, DEATH, AND DOLLARS IN A SMALL AMERICAN TOWN by Brian Alexander (St. Martin's). There are medical dramas in this intimate account of a small-town hospital struggling to serve its … more
THE SANATORIUM by Sarah Pearse (Pamela Dorman/Viking). This terrific debut suspense/thriller/gothic/detective novel—really, it's all of those at once, and maybe most surprising of all, given the … more
THE DELUSIONS OF CROWDS: WHY PEOPLE GO MAD IN GROUPS by William J. Bernstein (Atlantic Monthly Press). This big, serious history and study of manias concentrates on financial and religious wigouts, … more
UNDER A WHITE SKY by Elizabeth Kolbert (Crown). Hard to say whether this deeply intelligent, enlightening book on human fiddling with the natural world—its benefits and its inevitable, sometimes … more
THE FOUR WINDS by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin's). I don't suppose Hannah is a “great American writer” in the most solemn, in-a-deep-voice sense, but she's enormously popular among the best readers … more
FLOATING IN A MOST PECULIAR WAY by Louis Chude-Sokei (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Unspectacularly but irresistibly beautiful memoir by a man whose life would probably sound disorderly in my … more
YELLOW WIFE by Sadeqa Johnson (Simon & Schuster). The voice of this stirring historical novel is that of a surreptitiously educated enslaved woman, in Virginia in the 1850s. It isn't didactic—this … more
NINE DAYS: THE RACE TO SAVE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.'S LIFE AND WIN THE 1960 ELECTION by Stephen Kendrick and Paul Kendrick (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). This book has a thriller title because it's as … more
OUTLAWED by Anna North (Bloomsbury). This is being called a “speculative western,” apparently because it's set in a 19th-century American West that never existed. Well, neither did the one I grew … more
KEEP SHARP by Sanjay Gupta (Simon & Schuster). The most practical-minded book on this general subject that I've seen. Dr. Gupta is a neurosurgeon, and that's an OK credential—he does hold the … more
« Prev | 1 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 Next »
Currently viewing stories posted within the past 2 years.
For all older stories, please use our advanced search.