Essays & Anthologies Book Reviews (page 15)

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 >

DO THE MOVIES HAVE A FUTURE? by David Denby
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A must for movie lovers and more proof that Denby's gifts are better displayed in a full-length text than in a short review."
From the New Yorker film critic, a collection of critical essays that's more than a miscellaneous roundup. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Snack-food style blends with health-food substance for a most satisfying meal."
Inky Fool blogger Forsyth debuts with a breezy, amusing stroll through the uncommon histories of some common English words. Read full book review >
THE BEST AMERICAN NONREQUIRED READING 2012  by Dave Eggers
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"An anthology that reads like a long, engaging annual magazine."
An eclectic annual that will leave readers marveling over many of the discoveries and puzzling over the inclusion of a few. Read full book review >
THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING 2012 by Dan Ariely
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A showcase for clean, plain-English science and nature writing and a treat for readers."
Ariely (Psychology and Behavioral Economics/Duke Univ.; The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone—Especially Ourselves, 2012, etc.) presents a smorgasbord of top-notch science writing covering everything from the 1,000 species in the human gut to efforts to reverse-evolve a chicken into a dinosaur. Read full book review >
ESSAYS IN BIOGRAPHY by Joseph Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Articulate, funny, informed and bitchy—guaranteed to both delight and disconcert."
The acclaimed essayist and former editor of the American Scholar presents a provocative collection of essays that illustrate the ways a writer can employ biographical detail. Read full book review >
IN PRAISE OF MESSY LIVES by Katie Roiphe
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Mostly fascinating, lively writings on a spectrum of topics relevant to women and men with a literary bent."
Of-the-moment essays about popular culture, literature and the author's unconventional life. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A useful, even timely collection, even though some of the pieces are 10 years old."
A collection of smart essays and lectures by accomplished professionals in the magazine world. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >