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The Woman in the Water

The Woman in the Water is a gorgeous, heartfelt look at a young man on the verge of claiming his adulthood, with all its griefs and responsibilities.

Gunpowder Moon

In the end, Gunpowder Moon succeeds as a hard-science fiction, military parable.

The Watergate
Kirkus Reviews : The Watergate (February 22, 2018)

A richly detailed history of a site awarded landmark status.

Fair Shot
Kirkus Reviews : Fair Shot (February 20, 2018)

Hughes makes a strong case for redistribution of wealth, though the memoir elements of the book are more compelling than the economic analysis.

Make Way for Her
Kirkus Reviews : Make Way for Her (February 22, 2018)

These portraits are a welcome addition to the burgeoning canon of finely wrought female stories.

The Atomic City Girls

[I]n this day of ubiquitous and ever-invasive communications, it would be difficult to understand how the Manhattan Project actually pulled off its humongous top-secret goal without the thorough research of author Janet Beard.

The Kings of Big Spring

[Mealer] paints a vivid portrait of Big Spring and the alterations to the town and its overarching ethos in the years his family dwelt there.

Self-Portrait with Boy

The writing is beautiful and unafraid. Lyon captures Brooklyn in the ’90s wonderfully as she builds the battle between squatters, the landlords to whom they pay rent, and the developers on the verge of a real estate revolution.

Jackie, Janet & Lee

These women dealt in surfaces, but that doesn’t mean they lacked depth. They made no achievements by any modern standard, but this deliciously readable book is not in the business of judging: It knows its value better than that.

What Are We Doing Here?

It’s an intellectual autobiography — a starchy, ardent and, on occasion, surprisingly personal account of what it means to be the custodian of one’s conscience in a world saturated with orthodoxies.


Absolutely recommended–and I cannot wait for book three.

The Atomic City Girls

Skip it and read the nonfiction version with practically the same name.

The Château

The Chateau suffers for this occasionally (mostly in odd, over-long passages about design or the repeated misplacement of plot threads), but it is also the book's strength.

Sunday Silence

The plots are so intricately planned and clearly put together with each following story in mind - the attention to detail is phenomenal.


While McGowan can be sanctimonious and self-aggrandizing, young women, particularly the celebrity-obsessed, have much to gain by reading “Brave.”

The Audacity of Inez Burns

Bloom tells a captivating story of Burns’ ascent, presented alongside San Francisco’s breathtaking transformation in the first decades of the 20th century.