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Back to Blood: A Novel

Whether we like this book or not, we can’t deny there’s an awful lot of us here.


The Salt God's Daughter

The Salt's God Daughter is not chick-lit. This is something very different. If you’re looking for something unique, I say go for it. It’s not a quick read. Plan on spending some time, and I think you’ll be happy you did.


Back to Blood: A Novel

With "Back to Blood," he has given us a novel composed almost entirely of surfaces, with very little substance underneath.


Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis

Egan's excellent book stands as a fitting tribute to an American original who fought for a people with his camera and his art.


The Redgraves: A Family Epic

Spoto, author of more than two dozen biographies about such single-name icons as Jackie, Liz and Marilyn, offers a lopsided journey that doesn’t seriously get to the children, much less to the children’s children, until two-thirds of the way through more than 300 pages.


The Twelve: A Novel

“The Twelve” may be steeped in doom, but it isn’t particularly scary. Only when Cronin’s vampire tale taps into veins of true despair does the novel come to life.


The Twelve: A Novel

The light hasn’t completely gone out of this series, but beware: It’s fading into “Twilight.”


Back to Blood: A Novel

That line — “In Miami, everybody hates everybody” — pretty much sums up Mr. Wolfe’s view of the city, and it also describes the motor powering his entertaining but flawed new novel.


Back to Blood: A Novel

Miami deserves better, and so do we. The author of “Back to Blood” should have been sent back to work.


The Racketeer

Mr. Grisham writes with rekindled vigor here. Perhaps that’s because he hasn’t mired this book in excessive research.


The Miracle Cures of Dr. Aira

It's so wonderfully eccentric, the book is hard to put down.


The Map of Lost Memories: A Novel

“The Map of Lost Memories” has one beautifully met purpose: It brings Cambodia alive.


The Round House

Although its plot suffers from a schematic quality that inhibits Ms. Erdrich’s talent for elliptical storytelling, the novel showcases her extraordinary ability to delineate the ties of love, resentment, need, duty and sympathy that bind families together.


Soldiers: German POWs on Fighting, Killing, and Dying

A remarkable and incontrovertible insight into the mind of the ordinary German soldier.


How to Love Wine

A friendly, well-written approach to enjoying wine, full of low-stress recommendations to help avoid wine anxiety.


The Secret Keeper: A Novel
Kirkus Reviews : The Secret Keeper (September 15, 2012)

Morton’s finesse with family secrets increases with each novel.


The Things That Matter

A rewarding book about the stuff that fulfills us.


A Place in Time: Twenty Stories of the Port William Membership

Berry is a maker of beautiful sentences, lightly touched with Southern dialect and soberly concerned with the future of the agrarian spirit. But Berry’s characters and tone alike feel muted.


The Panther
Kirkus Reviews : The Panther (September 15, 2012)

Quintessential DeMille: action-adventure flavored with double-dealing and covert conspiracy.


Six Months in 1945: FDR, Stalin, Churchill, and Truman--from World War to Cold War

A confident and rewarding survey of a hinge point in 20th-century history.