Books by Jeffrey Kluger

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2018

"This detailed account of a lesser-known space flight varies in narrative quality but does just enough to draw in readers who grew up well after the space race. (photographs, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In this account of the Apollo 8 flight, astronaut Frank Borman and his crewmates take the first manned trip around the moon at the height of the 1960s space race. Read full book review >
<i>APOLLO 8</i> by Jeffrey Kluger
NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 2017

"An enjoyable retelling of one of the momentous American achievements that made the moon landing possible."
How NASA defeated the Soviets in the space race by becoming the first country to send three astronauts on a flight to the moon despite what might have been a disastrous setback. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"An entertaining book of popular psychology."
Time editor at large Kluger (The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us, 2011, etc.) reveals recent scientific findings and age-old chestnuts about every possible breed of narcissist. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"An entertaining, enlightening and helpful handbook for familial relations from an author who's been through them all."
An in-depth exploration of the bonds between siblings and their surprisingly large influence on how we develop. Read full book review >
FREEDOM STONE by Jeffrey Kluger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Young readers will feel for Lillie and not be comforted by hope in magical African stones and bread baking. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
Thirteen-year-old Lillie has lived her whole life in slavery on the Greenfog plantation in South Carolina. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

"Moderately entertaining airplane fare—in the Malcolm Gladwell school of explaining the world as it is, but without the flair."
A middling book of pop science that attempts to explain why we so often see complex events as simple phenomena, and vice versa. Read full book review >
FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2007

"A noble effort, but may struggle to find an audience. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
A one-footed ex-thief and a homeless orphan with a ruined hand figure prominently in this ambitious tale of a town that unites to rebuild a clipper ship. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Scientific triumph by a medical hero, described with admiration and lucidity. (Photos, not seen)"
A mighty medical event occurred half a century ago, when the curse of polio—of youthful paralysis and suffocating death—was conquered. It was then that the vaccine developed by Dr. Salk was pronounced safe and effective and mass inoculations began. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 1994

"Lovell and Kluger recapture—and rekindle—our sense of awe and wonder at manned space flight. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
In another of this year's lunar memorial volumes, Lovell, commander of Apollo 13, vividly recalls that nearly disastrous moon mission in superb, measured, dramatic prose. Read full book review >