Essays & Anthologies Book Reviews (page 55)

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 14, 2002

"In bites of a thousand words or less, Kornheiser offers happenin' zingers from the turn of the century, complete with rim shots and all the brio of Henny Youngman."
Sportscaster and Washington Post humorist Kornheiser (Bald As I Wanna Be, 1997) gathers columns that seem to exceed in number those gracing the Acropolis in its heyday. Read full book review >
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 22, 2002

"Seemingly effortless, entirely transportive."
Essays old and new from writer's writer Conroy (Body and Soul, 1993, etc.), who eschews fireworks in favor of the dead-on observation as he considers topics ranging from fatherhood to the Rolling Stones to leaving New York. Read full book review >

TESTS OF TIME by William H. Gass
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 6, 2002

"Like a brainier Seinfeld, Gass can write about nothing in particular and about everything, in essays humorous and arch, complex and accessible—and always good fun."
Essays on writers, writing, and contemporary culture by a master of the form. Read full book review >
MIKE NELSON’S MIND OVER MATTERS by Michael J. Nelson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 1, 2002

"From someplace called Minnesota comes a Nelson funnier than Ozzie, Ricky, Lord or Half. Nimble foolery packed in minipieces."
The author of Mike Nelson's Movie Megacheese (not reviewed) and quondam host of Comedy Central's Mystery Science Theater 3000 offers some small, comic essays. The result is, happily, laughable. Read full book review >
THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2001 by Kathleen Norris
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 10, 2001

"But there's no need to quibble. This is fine, fine reading."
The well-known poet and memoirist presents the 16th installment in this flawless series. Read full book review >

THE PUSHCART BOOK OF ESSAYS by Anthony Brandt
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Fine bedside reading, and a better-than-average textbook for composition students."
A rewarding collection from the annual Pushcart Prize anthology series, now numbering 25 volumes. Read full book review >
COLD SNAP AS YEARNING by Robert Vivian
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 17, 2001

"Who knew such allure, beauty, and insight lurked under Nebraska's snowy and stony facade?"
Weird title, rapturous prose—a good read. Read full book review >
DISTANCE AND DIRECTION by Judith Kitchen
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"'Some books are better than others,' she declares. This is one of the former."
Thirty-two essays on the subjects of time and place—some somewhat discursive, others lyrical, all as brief as a sigh. Read full book review >
AWAKE by Thomas Dyja
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A sad case: the whole seems somewhat less than the sum of its (considerable) parts."
Novelist Dyja (Play for a Kingdom, 1997) collects 13 pieces that illustrate moments of spiritual and personal awakening, when the veil of the quotidian seems to fall away or become transparent for a potentially life-changing glimpse of reality—of what and who we are, and in what kind of universe we live. Read full book review >
COMPLETE ESSAYS by Aldous Huxley
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 22, 2001

"For serious fans only."
The third of a projected six-volume set of Huxley's essays. Read full book review >
THE LAST EMPIRE by Gore Vidal
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 5, 2001

"Vidal's gossip can feel as stale as his (very dated) political concerns, but few today have what he still displays in abundance: the desire, the intelligence, and the wit to continue living as a true man of letters."
More political and literary essays from Vidal (The Golden Age, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 1, 2001

"When you're done, even if you feel you've read all you need about sweet drugs and pert body parts, it's hard not to like Southern. He was big-hearted and irrepressible, an optimist of excess when it seemed such things were possible."
A darling of the postwar literary counterculture is honored in a tidy collection that makes coherent sense of what might have been a group of funny if disparate works. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >