Reviews Archive

Listed alphabetically by author, the books reviewed on this site.


The Wind that Lays Waste, Selva Almada

An Unnecessary Woman,  Rabih Alameddine

My Thoughts Exactly, Lily Allen

Riot Days,  Maria Alyokhina

The Girl in the Tower, Katherine Ardern


They Were Counted, Miklos Banffy

The Noise of Time, Julian Barnes

Spill Simmer Falter Wither, Sara Baume

Crete: The Battle and the Resistance, Anthony Beevor

The Little Girl on the Ice Floe, Adelaide Bon


The Weight of a Piano, Chris Cander

The Water Dancer, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Larchfield, Polly Clark

The Binding,  Bridge Collins

Ash Before Oak, Jeremy Cooper


King Kong Theory, Virginie Despentes

Winter in Sokcho, Elisa Shua Dusapin

The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson


Ducks, Newburyport,  Lucy Ellman

Girl Woman Other, Bernardine Evaristo


The Narrow Road to the Deep North,  Richard Flanagan


Surviving the War, Adiva Geffen

Ghost Trees: Nature and People in a London Parish, Bob Gilbert

No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters,  Ursula K. Le Guin


1000 Ships, Natalie Haynes

In Extremis, The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin, Lindsey Hilsum

Stone, Bread, Salt: Poems,  Norbert Hirschorn

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman


Buddhism Day by Day,  Daisaku Ikeda

The Remains of the Day, Kazuo, Ishiguro

An Artist of the Floating World, Kazuo, Ishiguro

The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro



Kiki’s Delivery Service, Eiko Kadano

Unsheltered, Barbara Kingsolver

Grove, Esther Kinsky

Sal, Mick Kitson


The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone, Olivia Laing

Pachinko, Min Jin Lee

The Topeka School,  Ben Lerner

Three Men on the Edge, Michael Loveday

Lost Children Archive, Valeria Luiselli


Vesper Flights, Helen Macdonald

Diary of a Young Naturalist,  Dara McAnulty

Hope Abandoned Nadezdha Mandelstam

Ring of Bright Water  Gavin Maxwell

Bird Cottage  Eva Meijer

Subjunctive Moods, Catherine Menon


The Stray Cats of Homs,  Eva Nour


Becoming, Michelle Obama

The Tiger’s Wife,  Tea Obreht

Weather,  Jenny Offill

Where the Crawdads Sing  Delia Owens


My Name is Red, Orhan Pamuk

The Dutch House, Ann Patchett

The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, Caroline Criado Perez

Becoming C. S. Lewis,  Harry Lee Poe

Figuring  Maria Popova

Daemon Voices, Philip Pullman

La Belle Sauvage, Philip Pullman

A Woman of No Importance, Sonia Purnell



In the Light of What we Know,  Zia Haider Rahman

Josef Anton, Salman Rushdie


Journal of a Solitude,  May Sarton

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World, Elif Shafak

Heida: A Shepherd at the Edge of the World, Steinunn Sigurdardóttir

Recollections of My Non-Existence,  Rebecca Solnit

Permanent Record,  Edward Snowden


We are Not Ourselves, Matthew Thomas

A Gentleman in Moscow,  Amor Towles



Dinner with Edward, Isabel Vincent

The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh, Penguin Classics 1997

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, Ocean Vuong


The Underground Railroad,  Colson Whitehead


No Enemies, No Hatred (Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, 2010)  Liu Xiaobo



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