Essays & Anthologies Book Reviews (page 5)

GOOD DOG by David DiBenedetto
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Bird lovers may blanch at feather-in-the-mouth hunting tales, but this selection of vignettes is varied, entertaining and frequently heartwarming."
A sparkling collection of 51 dog stories that have regularly appeared in the eponymous columns of Garden & Gun since its launch in 2007. Read full book review >
I AM...ALL THAT IS by Cari
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A profound, sometimes-perplexing collection of writings on alternative approaches to spirituality."
Cari, a yogi, author, and spiritual counselor, has grouped together her reflections on a variety of philosophical and religious subjects. Read full book review >

GIVE ME LIBERTY by Christopher L. Webber
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Mostly engaging, and Webber saves the best for last: Martin Luther King Jr.'s words and cadences moved an entire nation, and he, like the other orators, used his voice for the millions who had none."
Episcopal priest Webber (American to the Backbone: The Life of James W.C. Pennington, the Fugitive Slave Who Became One of the First Black Abolitionists, 2011) traces America's search for personal freedom through the men and women whose voices still demand our attention.Read full book review >
NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE by Sari Botton
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasantly diverting love letter to the iconic city."
Recollections of life, love and subway rides. Read full book review >
ICON by Amy Scholder
edited by Amy Scholder
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Blurring the line between biography and memoir, these essays consider the power of public personalities to illuminate one's deepest sense of self."
Eight writers reflect on women who fascinate them. Read full book review >

ZOOLOGIES by Alison Hawthorne Deming
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Eloquent, sensitive and astute."
An award-winning essayist and poet contemplates the disappearance of the Earth's creatures and asks, "[w]hat do animals mean to the contemporary imagination?" Read full book review >
COME HERE OFTEN? by Sean Manning
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A delightful collection that will surely inspire many bar-hopping tours."
Writers share anecdotes and reminiscences about their favorite bars from around the world. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A call to action for those who don't like the news to make their own."
Populist podcasters offer a manifesto on the failings of mainstream media. Read full book review >
JONI MITCHELL by Malka Marom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"The gifted, adventurous musician talks as brilliantly as she writes and sings."
Three deep-running interviews with singer-songwriter Mitchell, by singer-journalist Marom. Read full book review >
THE ART OF SLOW WRITING by Louise DeSalvo
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Elementary in many ways but infused with the faith of a true believer."
Note to aspiring writers: Slow down. Read full book review >
SYRIA SPEAKS by Malu Halasa
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"An English Pen Award winner, this anthology forms a rich, creatively diverse motif sublimely representative of a country and its people awash in strife and insurgency."
An emancipating exhibition from uprising artisans of Syria. Read full book review >
CITIZEN by Claudia Rankine
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Frequently powerful, occasionally opaque."
A prism of personal perspectives illuminates a poet's meditations on race. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >