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Book Author Rating

101 Theory Drive: A Neuroscientist's Quest for Memory

Terry McDermott four-stars

A Ticket to the Circus: A Memoir

Norris Church Mailer four-stars

A Week in December

Sebastian Faulks three-stars

All That Follows: A Novel

Jim Crace two-and-half-stars

Anthill: A Novel

Edward O. Wilson three-and-half-stars

Ares Express

Ian McDonald three-and-half-stars

Backing Into Forward: A Memoir

Jules Feiffer three-and-half-stars

Beatrice and Virgil: A Novel

Yann Martel three-stars

Blockade Billy

Stephen King three-and-half-stars


Harlan Coben three-and-half-stars

Elegy for April: A Novel

Benjamin Black three-and-half-stars

Every Last One: A Novel

Anna Quindlen


Mira Grant four-stars

Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster

Jonathan Eig three-and-half-stars

Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin

Hampton Sides four-stars

If the Dead Rise Not

Philip Kerr four-stars

Imperfect Birds: A Novel

Anne Lamott three-stars


Scott Turow three-and-half-stars

Island Beneath the Sea: A Novel

Isabel Allende three-stars

Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

Daniel Okrent four-stars

Lonelyhearts: The Screwball World of Nathanael West and Eileen McKenney

Marion Meade three-stars

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

Karl Marlantes four-stars

Muriel Spark: The Biography

Martin Stannard three-stars

Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris

Graham Robb four-stars

Parrot and Olivier in America

Peter Carey four-stars

Private Life

Jane Smiley three-and-half-stars


Ian McEwan three-and-half-stars

Spoken from the Heart

Laura Bush three-and-half-stars

Still Midnight

Denise Mina four-stars

Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things

Randy O. Frost four-stars

The Bradshaw Variations

Rachel Cusk two-and-half-stars

The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama

David Remnick four-stars

The Dead Republic: A Novel

Roddy Doyle three-stars

The Executor

Jesse Kellerman four-stars

The Imperfectionists: A Novel

Tom Rachman four-stars

The Invisible Bridge

Julie Orringer four-stars

The Lake Shore Limited

Sue Miller three-and-half-stars

The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn

Nathaniel Philbrick three-and-half-stars

The Lonely Polygamist: A Novel

Brady Udall three-and-half-stars

The Lotus Eaters: A Novel

Tatjana Soli four-stars

The Love We Share Without Knowing

Christopher Barzak three-and-half-stars

The Mapping of Love and Death: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Jacqueline Winspear three-and-half-stars

The Pregnant Widow

Martin Amis two-stars

The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century

Alan Brinkley four-stars

The Windup Girl

Paolo Bacigalupi four-stars


Sebastian Junger three-and-half-stars