Review Archive

2014 Reviews


Bechdel, Alison: Fun Home
Breznican, Anthony: Brutal Youth
Butler, Nickolas: Shotgun Lovesongs

Cameron, Claire: The Bear

Donoghue, Emma: Frog Music

Feldman, Stephanie: The Angel of Losses
Franklin, Tom & Fennelly, Beth Ann: The Tilted World

Hanley, Tim: Wonder Woman Unbound

Jewell, Lisa: The House We Grew Up In

Kupersmith, Violet: The Frangipani Hotel

Lawhon, Ariel: The Wife, The Maid, and The Mistress
Leake, Lisa: 100 Days of Real Food
L’Engle, Madeleine: A Wrinkle in Time
Levine, James: Bingo’s Run

MacManus, James: Sleep in Peace Tonight
Mander, Marina: The First True Lie
Martin, Valerie: The Ghost of the Mary Celeste
Monk Kidd, Sue: The Invention of Wings
Morely, Isla: Above
Myers, Alex: Revolutionary

Pasulka, Brigid: The Sun and Other Stars
Porter, Jason: Why Are You So Sad?

Rasmussen, Rebecca: Evergreen

Shortridge, Jennie: Love Water Memory

Timmer, Julie Lawson: Five Days Left


Vapnyar, Lara: The Scent of Pine

Walsh, Therese: The Moon Sisters
White, Susan Rebecca: A Place at the Table
Weisgarber, Ann: The Promise

Zevin, Gabrielle: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

2013 Reviews

Aikman, Becky: Saturday Night Widows
Albert, Susan Wittig: A Wilder Rose
Alderman, Naomi: The Liar’s Gospel
Allende, Isabel: Maya’s Notebook
Atkinson, Kate: Life After Life
Avallone, Silvia: Swimming to Elba

Baker-Kline, Christina: Orphan Train
Ballantyne, Lisa: The Guilty One
Bazelon, Emily: Sticks and Stones
Benioff, David: City of Thieves
Benjamin, Melanie: The Aviator’s Wife
Biaggio, Maryka: Parlor Games
Blau, Jessica Anya: The Wonder Bread Summer
Bodden, Marlen Suyapa: The Wedding Gift
Bohjalian, Chris: The Light in the Ruins
Bolz-Weber, Nadia: Pastrix
Boo, Katherine: Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Braffet, Kelly: Save Yourself
Brennert, Alan: Moloka’i
Brooks, Geraldine: Year of Wonders
Brown, Daniel James: The Boys in the Boat
Buchanan, Cathy Marie: The Painted Girls
Buck, Pearl: The Good Earth
Bulawayo, NoViolet: We Need New Names

Capote, Truman: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Cody-Esptein, Jennifer: The Gods of Heavenly Punishment
Coleman, Rebecca: Heaven Should Fall
Collodi, Carlo: Pinocchio
Crain, Caleb: Necessary Errors
Crandall, Susan: Whistling Past the Graveyard

DeBoard, Paula Treick: The Mourning Hours
Dee, Jonathan: A Thousand Pardons
Defoe, Daniel: Robinson Crusoe
Dessaint, Kelly: A Masque of Infamy
Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee: Oleander Girl
Dobbe, Jill: Here We Are & There We Go
Donoghue, Emma: Astray
duBois, Jennifer: Cartwheel
Dubow, Charles: Indiscretion
Dykewomon, Elana: Beyond the Pale

Fink, Sheri: Five Days at Memorial (Feature)
Fitzgerald, Scott F.: The Great Gatsby
Ford, Jamie: Songs of Willow Frost
Fountain, Ben: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Freudenberger, Nell: The Newlyweds

Gately, Roberta: The Bracelet
Gideon, Melanie: Wife 22
Gilbert, Elizabeth: The Signature of All Things (Feature)
Goodman, Matthew: Eighty Days
Gortner, C.W.: The Queen’s Vow
Green, John: The Fault in our Stars
Gremillon, Helene: The Confidant

Ha, Khan: Flesh
Haag, Pamela: Marriage Confidential
Hainey, Michael: After Visiting Friends
Hanagarne, Josh: The World’s Strongest Librarian
Hassman, Tupelo: Girlchild
Haworth, Kevin: Famous Drownings in Literary History
Hill, Katherine: The Violet Hour
Hood, Ann: The Obituary Writer

Irving, John: A Prayer for Owen Meany
Ivey, Eowyn: The Snow Child

Jansma, Kristopher: The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards

Keane, Mary Beth: Fever
Kearsley, Susanna: The Firebird
Keesey, Anna: Little Century
Kibler, Julie: Calling Me Home
Kiernan, Denise: The Girls of Atomic City
Kent, Hannah: Burial Rites (Feature)
Kizzia, Tom: Pilgrim’s Wilderness
Klaber, William: The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell
Klann-Moren, Nancy: The Clock of Life
Krueger, William Kent: Ordinary Grace

Laclos, Pierre Choderlos: Dangerous Liaisons
Larson, Erik: Devil in the White City
Lehmann, Stephanie: Astor Place Vintage
Littlefield, Sophie: Garden of Stones
Lorr, Benjamin: Hell-Bent
Lott, Jessica: The Rest of Us
Lowry, Lois: The Giver
Lowry, Lois: Number the Stars

MacManus, James: Black Venus
Marcus, Ben: The Flame Alphabet
Marra, Anthony: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
Martin, Valerie: Property
Mathis, Ayana: The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
Marwood, Alex: The Wicked Girls
McCourt, Frank: Angela’s Ashes
McKenna-Schmidt ,Shannon & Rendon, Jodi: Writers Between the Covers
Meacham, Jon: Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Mires, Charlene: Capital of the World
Mochari, Ilan: Zinsky the Obscure
Molloy, Aimee: However Long the Night
Moorehead, Caroline: A Train in Winter
Morse, Eleanor: White Dog Fell From the Sky
Mott, Jason: The Returned
Moyes, JoJo: Me Before You
Moyes, JoJo: The Girl You Left Behind
Murnighan, Jack & Kelly, Maura: Much Ado About Loving

Oliva, John C.: Washing Cars & Wasting Time
O’Hara, Maryanne: Cascade
Ozeki, Ruth: A Tale for the Time Being

Parrish, Anne Leigh: Our Love Could Light the World
Paterniti, Michael: The Telling Room
Peterson, Tanya: Leave of Absence
Power, Henriette Lazaridis: The Clover House
Powers, Kevin: The Yellow Birds

Rachman, Tom: The Imperfectionists
Raffel, Dawn: The Secret Life of Objects
Ratner, Austin: In the Land of the Living
Rendon, Jodi & McKenna-Schmidt ,Shannon: Writers Between the Covers
Richler, Nancy: The Imposter Bride
Riley, Jess: Mandatory Release
Riley, Peggy: Amity & Sorrow
Rowell, Rainbow: Eleanor & Park
Russell, Karen: Vampires in the Lemon Grove
Ruta, Domenica: With or Without You

Sankaran, Lavanya: The Hope Factory
Satrapi, Marjane: Persepolis
Schlink, Bernhard: The Reader
Schumacher, Michael: November’s Fury
Schuyler, Nina: The Translator
Semple, Maria: Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein
Shepard, Sara: Pretty Little Liars
Silver, Marisa: Mary Coin
Sittenfeld, Curtis: Sisterland
Smith, Betty: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Spiegelman, Art: Maus I
St. Germain, Justin: Son of a Gun
Stanford, Eleanor: Historia, Historia

Tarttelin, Abigail: Golden Boy
Tekulve, Susan: In the Garden of Stone
Tessaro, Kathleen: The Perfume Collector
Teule, Jean: The Suicide Shop
Thomas, Sam: The Midwife’s Tale
Travers, P.L.: Mary Poppins

Van Horne, Janice: A Complicated Marriage

Wallace, Daniel: The Kings and Queens of Roam
Walter, Jess: Beautiful Ruins
Watson, Larry: Let Him Go
Wayne, Teddy: The Love Song of Jonny Valentine
Weiss, Kara: Late Lights
Winchester, Simon: The Professor and the Madman
Wolitzer, Meg: The Interestings
Wright, Lawrence: Going Clear
Wu, Julie: The Third Son

Yang, Gene Luen: Boxers & Saints

Zuckoff, Mitchell: Frozen in Time

2012 Reviews


Anglada, Maria Angels: The Violin of Auschwitz
Anthony, Iris: The Ruins of Lace
Akhtar, Ayad: American Dervish
Attenberg, Jami: The Middlesteins

Bennett, Alan: The Uncommon Reader
Blackwell, Andrew: Visit Sunny Chernobyl
Bohjalian, Chris: The Sandcastle Girls

Cahalan, Susannah: Brain on Fire
Campbell, Bonnie Jo: Once Upon a River
Celona, Marjorie: Y
Chang, Iris: The Rape of Nanking
Chbosky, Stephen: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Cleave, Chris: Little Bee
Cormier, Robert: The Chocolate War
Cunningham, Michael: By Nightfall

Dau, Stephen: The Book of Jonas
Diaz, Junot: This is How You Lose Her

Erdrich, Louise: The Round House

Faulks, Sebastian: Birdsong
Fitzpatrick, David: Sharp
Flynn, Gillian: Gone Girl

Garfield, Simon: On the Map
Genova, Lisa: Love Anthony
George, Rose: The Big Necessity
Goldstein, Andrew: The Bookie’s Son
Goolrick, Robert: Heading Out to Wonderful

Hilderbrand, Elin: Summerland

Jolie-Amin, Manisha: Dancing to the Flute
Jonasson, Jonas: The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Jordan, Hillary: Mudbound
Joyce, Rachel: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Keyes, Daniel: Flowers for Algernon
Kingsolver, Barbara: Flight Behavior
Klaussman, Liza: Tigers in Red Weather

Lam, Vincent: The Headmaster’s Wager
Large, Storm: Crazy Enough
Larson, Erik: In the Garden of Beasts
Lee, Harper: To Kill a Mockingbird
Locke, Attica: The Cutting Season

Mantel, Hilary: Bring Up the Bodies
McCormick, Patricia: Never Fall Down
McGrory, Brian: Buddy
Moran, Michelle: The Second Empress
Moriarty, Laura: The Chaperone
Morgan, Jude: Charlotte & Emily: A Novel of the Brontes

O’Brien, Timothy: The Lincoln Conspiracy
Odell, Jonathan: The Healing

Quindlen, Anna: How Reading Changed My Life

Ratner, Vaddey: In the Shadow of the Banyan
Rawls, Wilson: The Summer of the Monkeys
Riggs, Ransom: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Riley, Jess: All the Lonely People
Ronson, Jon: Lost at Sea

Sapphire: Push
Schofield, Michael: January First
Schwalbe, Will: The End of Your Life Book Club
Sepetys, Ruta: Between Shades of Gray
Shapiro, B.A.: The Art Forger
Sharratt, Mary: Illuminations
Shteyngart, Gary: Super Sad True Love Story
Soli, Tatjana: The Forgetting Tree
                     The Lotus Eaters
Strayed, Cheryl: Wild
Summerscale, Kate: Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace

Theroux, Paul: The Lower River
Tillyard, Stella: Tides of War
Thompson, Craig: Blankets
Thompson-Walker, Karen: The Age of Miracles
Toibin, Colm: The Empty Family
Tsukiyama, Gail: A Hundred Flowers

Ung, Loung: First They Killed my Father

Valenti, Jessica: Why Have Kids?

Wallach, Janet: The Richest Woman in America
Wickenden, Dorothy: Nothing Daunted
Wingfield, Jenny: The Homecoming of Samuel Lake
Winterson, Jeanette: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
Wolverton, Nicole: The Trajectory of Dreams

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