Biography & Memoir Book Reviews (page 3)

THE YEAR OF LEAR by James Shapiro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Shapiro's discoveries of long-lost sources and missed connections make this a fascinating tale. His well-written, scholarly exploration will stand as an influential work that is a joy to read."
Shakespearean scholar Shapiro (English/Columbia Univ.; Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?, 2010, etc.) links the tumultuous events of 1605 and 1606 to three of the Bard's greatest works.Read full book review >
JOURNEY TO ONE by Kristi Bowman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 16, 2009

"An often powerful, insightful memoir for those seeking healing."
In her debut memoir, Bowman, the founder of the Center for Sacred Movement, details her journey from debilitating depression to healing through therapy, yoga, and spiritual retreats. Read full book review >

GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA by Ernest Hemingway
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015

"Papa's best and worst on full display, sometimes in the same paragraph."
A Hemingway son and grandson present a reprinting of their ancestor's 1935 work (Hemingway Library Edition) along with some illuminating supplementary material. Read full book review >
HEMINGWAY IN LOVE by A.E. Hotchner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Papa's relationships with women have been so amply explored that this memoir offers little that is fresh or illuminating."
Hemingway loved Hadley best. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2015

"An engaging story of success, as told by a man who refused to quit."
A debut work of creative nonfiction about the daunting challenges of higher education and the power of perseverance. Read full book review >

THE MAN IN THE MONSTER by Martha Elliott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A disturbing and multifaceted exposé of both a ruthless killer and the sympathetic, merciful journalist at odds with his capital fate."
The story of a journalist's decadelong friendship with a convicted serial rapist and murderer. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 17, 2015

"A consistently fine appreciation of the medical maverick who, as much as any other, helped make the Space Age possible."
An author specializing in aviation tells the remarkable, almost-forgotten story of an aerospace pioneer. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Fun to read and as ephemeral as the latest fashion trend."
Behind-the-scenes look at the fashion industry from high-profile editor/stylist/TV personality Zee. Read full book review >
HANNAH ARENDT by Anne C. Heller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"An evenhanded, sympathetic biography of a defiant thinker."
A perceptive life of the controversial political philosopher. Read full book review >
DYLAN GOES ELECTRIC! by Elijah Wald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 25, 2015

"An enjoyable slice of 20th-century music journalism almost certain to provide something for most readers, no matter one's personal feelings about Dylan's music or persona."
Music journalist and musician Wald (Talking 'Bout Your Mama: The Dozens, Snaps, and the Deep Roots of Rap, 2014, etc.) focuses on one evening in music history to explain the evolution of contemporary music, especially folk, blues, and rock.Read full book review >
PHONE CALLS by Jackie Musgrave
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"A positive story about the power of faith and forgiveness."
In her debut memoir, a Texas woman recounts how her faith in God helped her through her husband's job loss, the deaths of loved ones, and an attempt on her life. Read full book review >
WALKING, PRAYING AND THE PROMISE by Ed McCabe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"A touching memoir about a graphic artist devoting his retirement years to Christian ministerial work."
A debut memoir about a lifelong promise made to God. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nelson DeMille
author of RADIANT ANGEL
May 26, 2015

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, in Nelson DeMille’s latest suspense novel Radiant Angel, NYPD detective John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG-surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission-is thought to be "a quiet end," he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life. But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. “Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action,” our reviewer writes. View video >