Our Nov/Dec 2010 issue is now available.


  • Best Books of 2010
  • A discussion with Nicole Krauss
  • A close look at Jonathan Franzen's Freedom
  • Expatriate Literature
  • Comprehensive New Books Guide: Almost 50 New Books Reviewed!

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Book Author Rating

03: A Novel

Jean-Christophe Valtat two-and-half-stars

Ape House: A Novel

Sara Gruen two-and-half-stars

Bitter in the Mouth: A Novel

Monique Truong three-and-half-stars

Body Work

Sara Paretsky three-and-half-stars

Bomber County: The Poetry of a Lost Pilot's War

Daniel Swift four-stars

Burn: An Anna Pigeon Novel

Nevada Barr four-stars

Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History

Yunte Huang four-stars

Composed: A Memoir

Rosanne Cash four-stars

Fly Away Home: A Novel

Jennifer Weiner three-stars

Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food

Paul Greenberg four-stars

Freedom: A Novel

Jonathan Franzen four-stars

Getting to Happy

Terry McMillan three-stars

House of Holes: A Book of Raunch

Nicholson Baker three-stars

I Curse the River of Time: A Novel

Per Petterson three-and-half-stars

I'd Know You Anywhere: A Novel

Laura Lippman four-stars

Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship

Gail Caldwell four-stars

Man in the Woods

Scott Spencer three-and-half-stars

Mentor: A Memoir

Tom Grimes three-and-half-stars


Suzanne Collins four-stars

My Hollywood

Mona Simpson three-and-half-stars

Nashville Chrome

Rick Bass three-and-half-stars

Our Kind of Traitor: A Novel

John le Carré three-and-half-stars

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

Mary Roach three-and-half-stars

Percival's Planet: A Novel

Michael Byers three-and-half-stars

Room: A Novel

Emma Donoghue four-stars

Skippy Dies: A Novel

Paul Murray three-and-half-stars

Star Island

Carl Hiaasen three-and-half-stars

Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl

Donald Sturrock three-and-half-stars

The Dervish House

Ian McDonald four-stars

The Evolutionary Void

Peter F. Hamilton four-stars

The Fall of the House of Walworth: A Tale of Madness and Murder in Gilded Age America

Geoffrey O'Brien four-stars

The Four Fingers of Death: A Novel

Rick Moody two-stars

The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

James Lee Burke three-and-half-stars

The Grand Design

Stephen Hawking three-stars

The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss

Edmund de Waal four-stars

The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women

James Ellroy two-and-half-stars

The Lifecycle of Software Objects

Ted Chiang four-stars

The Pain Chronicles: Cures, Myths, Mysteries, Prayers, Diaries, Brain Scans, Healing, and the Science of Suffering

Melanie Thernstrom four-stars

The Sugar King of Havana: The Rise and Fall of Julio Lobo, Cuba's Last Tycoon

John Paul Rathbone four-stars

The Thieves of Manhattan: A Novel

Adam Langer three-stars

The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

John Vaillant four-stars

The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and the Prospects for a World Without Nuclear Weapons

Richard Rhodes four-stars

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

Isabel Wilkerson four-stars

The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean

Susan Casey four-stars

The Widower's Tale: A Novel

Julia Glass three-stars

Three Stations: An Arkady Renko Novel

Martin Cruz Smith four-stars

What Is Left the Daughter

Howard Norman four-stars

Zero History

William Gibson four-stars