Essays & Anthologies Book Reviews (page 15)

MY IDEAL BOOKSHELF by Thessaly La Force
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A bibliophilic feast for the eye, mind, heart and soul."
An illustrated compendium of first-person musings by writers, artists and other creative types about the books that inspired them and helped shape their identities. Read full book review >
THE MISSING INK by Philip Hensher
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Informative, amusing and idiosyncratic—just like an interesting letter written in unique hand."
Critic and novelist Hensher (Creative Writing/Univ. of Exeter; King of the Badgers, 2012, etc.) laments the loss of handwriting instruction and surveys the history of our love affair with the pen. Read full book review >

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Everyone who really loves books loves bookstores, and anyone who loves bookstores will appreciate this labor of love."
A celebration of the independent bookstore by 84 authors who consider them personally and culturally indispensable and who find the ones they favor thriving and vital, despite common impressions to the contrary. Read full book review >
THE RICHARD BURTON DIARIES by Richard Burton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A text that thrums with life and assures the rest is not silence."
The inspiring, salacious, sad, materialistic, insecure, arrogant, hilarious and dull ruminations of a most gifted actor. Read full book review >
IN A CHICAGO MINUTE by Mike Lubow
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 5, 2012

"A clever, humorous collection."
A debut collection of short reflections on time, life and being a regular guy. Read full book review >

THE STORY OF AMERICA by Jill Lepore
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"As smart, lively and assured as modern debunkery gets."
"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend," says a character in John Ford's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. As New Yorker contributor Lepore (American History/Harvard Univ.; The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death, 2012, etc.) sees it, American historians have been doing just that since the dawn of the republic. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Vonnegut's most human of hearts beats on every page."
Selected and edited letters by the author of Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse-Five and other enduringly popular novels, letters that reveal Vonnegut's passions, annoyances, loves, losses, mind and heart. Read full book review >
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"An impressive cache of primary-source documents, normally the province of scholars, presented here in an entertaining, aesthetically pleasing fashion guaranteed to entice general readers."
In his first book project, Andrlik, the curator and publisher of Raglinen.com, an online archive of rare newspapers, presents an intriguing real-time look at the American Revolution. Read full book review >
THE BIG <i>NEW YORKER</i> BOOK OF DOGS by The New Yorker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"A real treat for New Yorker fans and dog lovers alike."
A New Yorker anthology provides a classy tribute to man's best friend. Read full book review >
JEWISH JOCKS by Franklin Foer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"A must for the bookshelf of any Jewish sports fan."
A collection of essays about the most influential Jews in sports history. Read full book review >
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A splendid assemblage of significant work by one of our keenest observers."
A sterling collection of essays from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Incisive, reflective and unfailingly stimulating. It wouldn't hurt Mendelsohn to occasionally pass up an opportunity to remind readers he's the smartest guy in the room, but then again, he almost always is."
Another top-notch collection of previously published criticism from Mendelsohn (How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jenny Han
July 6, 2015

In Jenny Han’s P.S. I Still Love You, Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of makes it so amazing. View video >