Aug 3, 2015
 This installment: a perfect memoir (nf); a hilarious memoir (nf); sparkling essays (nf); a subtle novel set in Beirut (f); a very strange but oddly tasty novel (f); and another memoir by a...
Jul 27, 2015
This installment: Big Themes in Montana (f); SF noir thriller (f); teen twins in the ecstasy (and agony) of creation (f); sinister domestic detail (f); tensions (what else) on the West Bank (f); and...
Jul 20, 2015
This installment: an accidental road trip (f); secrets emerge after a death (f); an amazing compendium of rant and excess (f); best book of the year so far (nf); clever, satirical stories (f); and...
Jul 13, 2015
This installment: politics, history, and intrigue (f); fairy tales come to life today (f); a contemporary Scarlet Letter variant (f); grim yet warmly funny, set in Maine (f); essays by an...
Jul 6, 2015
This installment: an astringent old lady (f); dystopia with a twist (f); tragedy transmuted into art (nf); a family trip gone awry (f); short stories that straddle genres (f); and a teen novel...
Jun 30, 2015
This installment: tough and tender mother-daughter team (f); a ghost story in past and present time (f); Gaiman’s take on a fairy tale (f); a wacky kids’ adventure story by a “...
Jun 22, 2015
This installment: an elegant tribute to tattoos (nf); a magnificent long poem about grief (nf); a stark memoir about an abusive relationship (nf); a memoir of living in Alaska (nf); a scary book set...
Jun 15, 2015
This installment: a graphic view of living in Israel (f); superheated domestic drama from a week at the shore (f); seeds of childhood trauma play out (f); Gregory Maguire’s take on a favorite...
Jun 8, 2015
This installment: post-Chernobyl (f); numbers help a kid feel safe (jf); Murakami’s latest (f); entertaining friendships (f); Atwood’s recent short stories (f); a Cuban immigrant poet...
Jun 1, 2015
This installment: a Texas town rife with strife, despite its name (f); a great drama series on CD (nf); another hero in the trenches of teaching (nf); horror-fascination in the medical world (nf);...