Essays & Anthologies Book Reviews

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Many readers will find something to like in this grab bag but also much to skim or pass over."
The collected essays/blog posts of a retired journalist, reflecting upon America and its quirks, foibles, and disasters. Read full book review >
UNTOLD STORIES by Kate Cockrill
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 22, 2014

"By telling the untold, these essays illuminate and help normalize reproductive experiences outside the norm."
Seventeen short essays explore nonstereotypical experiences of pregnancy, childbirth and child-raising, including the choice to be child-free. Read full book review >

Breathing Deep by John C. Larizzio
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 20, 2015

"This earnest collection of essays on nature and self takes a close look at one individual's experience."
A book of meditations on nature and life. Read full book review >
LETTERS TO VÉRA by Vladimir Nabokov
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2015

"Fans of Nabokov, and certainly scholars, will be captivated by these intimate expressions of the writer's heart and mind."
Portrait of a marriage, revealed through a legendary writer's letters to his wife. Read full book review >
THE UNCOLLECTED DAVID RAKOFF by David Rakoff
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A hit-and-miss selection that is more of a footnote to Rakoff's career than a summary of it."
A posthumous, clearinghouse collection by the writer and NPR humorist. Read full book review >

RAISING GIRLS IN BOHEMIA by Richard Katrovas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Grating but ultimately humane."
A distinguished writer and English professor chronicles his experiences living and loving between American and Czech cultures. Read full book review >
MEASURE YOURSELF AGAINST THE EARTH by Mark Kingwell
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"An engaging collection from an urbane, observant writer of admirably lucid prose."
Wide-ranging essays on contemporary life. Read full book review >
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A glossary explains the relatively few philosophical terms Klein sprinkles in this warm, winsome book of eclectic musings."
A miscellany of concise advice about life. Read full book review >
CHANGING THE SUBJECT by Sven Birkerts
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Cogent and thoughtful, if nostalgic, essays urging our attention not to iPads and smartphones but to art."
A literary critic questions the effect of digital technology on minds, literature, and creativity. Read full book review >
Mother Merrill is Dead by Ed Polokoff
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 14, 2012

"Polokoff writes well, and for that—and his engaging humanity—the collection is to be recommended."
There is something for everyone in this collection of memoir snapshots. Heck, there is even a novella for good measure. Read full book review >
A YEAR OF LEARNING, LAUGHTER, AND LIFE by Jaishen Rajah
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 29, 2015

"Pithy portions of wisdom well-told."
A lifetime of collected anecdotes in an excellent and entertaining resource for speakers, writers, and storytellers. Read full book review >
Life's Too Short for Leftovers by Michael Ditchfield
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A series of moving, important stories from a passionate humanitarian that's sometimes overshadowed by its clever concept."
A humanitarian and amateur chef reflects on Africa, cooking, and what he's learned from those two passions. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Beatriz Williams
June 23, 2015

In Beatriz Williams’ latest novel Tiny Little Thing, it’s the summer of 1966 and Christina Hardcastle—“Tiny” to her illustrious family—stands on the brink of a breathtaking future. Of the three Schuyler sisters, she’s the one raised to marry a man destined for leadership, and with her elegance and impeccable style, she presents a perfect camera-ready image in the dawning age of television politics. Together she and her husband, Frank, make the ultimate power couple: intelligent, rich, and impossibly attractive. It seems nothing can stop Frank from rising to national office, and he’s got his sights set on a senate seat in November. But as the season gets underway at the family estate on Cape Cod, three unwelcome visitors appear in Tiny’s perfect life. “A fascinating look at wealth, love, ambition, secrets, and what family members will and won’t do to protect each other,” our reviewer writes. View video >