Our Jan/Feb 2011 issue has just been printed.


  • Life Stages, vol. 1: Coming of Age
  • Theodore Dresier, Book by Book
  • Hollywood: Books on Making Movies
  • Awards, Book Group, more
  • Comprehensive New Books Guide: Almost 50 New Books Reviewed!

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Book Author Rating

Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future

Robert B. Reich two-and-half-stars

At Home: A Short History of Private Life

Bill Bryson three-and-half-stars

Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms,and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories

Simon Winchester three-and-half-stars

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1

Mark Twain four-stars

Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self

Danielle Evans four-stars

Bound: A Novel

Antonya Nelson three-and-half-stars

By Nightfall: A Novel

Michael Cunningham three-and-half-stars

Cleopatra: A Life

Stacy Schiff four-stars

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel

Tom Franklin four-stars

Djibouti: A Novel

Elmore Leonard three-and-half-stars

Driving on the Rim

Thomas McGuane four-stars

Fall of Giants

Ken Follett three-stars

Foreign Bodies

Cynthia Ozick three-stars

Full Dark, No Stars

Stephen King four-stars

Grant Wood: A Life

R. Tripp Evans three-and-half-stars

Great House: A Novel

Nicole Krauss four-stars

Half a Life

Darin Strauss four-stars

How to Read the Air

Dinaw Mengestu three-and-half-stars

Luka and the Fire of Life: A Novel

Salman Rushdie three-stars

Moonlight Mile

Dennis Lehane four-stars

Must You Go?: My Life with Harold Pinter

Antonia Fraser four-stars


Philip Roth three-stars

Our Tragic Universe

Scarlett Thomas two-and-half-stars

Overhaul: An Insider's Account of the Obama Administration's Emergency Rescue of the Auto Industry

Steven Rattner three-stars

Portobello: A Novel

Ruth Rendell three-and-half-stars

Proofiness: The Dark Arts of Mathematical Deception

Charles Seife four-stars

Redemption in Indigo: a novel

Karen Lord four-stars

Sunset Park: A Novel

Paul Auster three-and-half-stars

The Confession: A Novel

John Grisham three-stars

The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings

James Baldwin three-and-half-stars

The Elephant's Journey

José Saramago four-stars

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

Siddhartha Mukherjee four-stars

The Finkler Question

Howard Jacobson four-stars

The Grace of Silence: A Memoir

Michele Norris four-stars

The Gun

C. J. Chivers three-and-half-stars

The Half-Made World

Felix Gilman four-stars

The Lady Matador's Hotel: A Novel

Cristina Garcia three-stars

The Mind's Eye

Oliver Sacks four-stars

The Reversal

Michael Connelly four-stars

The Wake of Forgiveness

Bruce Machart four-stars

The Weekend: A Novel

Bernhard Schlink three-stars

To the End of the Land

David Grossman four-stars

Travels in Siberia

Ian Frazier four-stars

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Laura Hillenbrand four-stars

Washington: A Life

Ron Chernow four-stars

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation

Steven Johnson three-and-half-stars

World and Town

Gish Jen four-stars