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The Internet Is Not the Answer

“The Internet Is Not the Answer” supports its convincing narrative with startling numbers and research cataloged over roughly 40 pages worth of endnotes.


Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America

Hers is an important contribution to the sustainable agricultural genre.


The Deep

The Deep is not for the faint of heart. It is not for anyone who gets overly attached to animals or characters in books.


Amnesia: A novel

For all Mr. Carey’s formidable powers and the righteous fire he means to light here, “Amnesia” isn’t one of his most memorable efforts.


The Rabbit Back Literature Society

The Rabbit Back Literature Society is a voyeuristic literary mystery with bits of Blue Velvet and shades of The Shadow of the Wind, and it would not be a better book if it were sweeter or more straightforward.


Whipping Boy

In masterfully unraveling decades of crime, cruelty, deception, and repression, he probes the nature of what it means to have an enemy—and what it costs to give others so much power over us.


As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride

As You Wish made me want to throw myself into everything Princess Bride.


Mobile Library: A Novel

The story itself is a compelling and entertaining read, but it doesn’t linger past the final page.


Glow: A novel

Glow is ultimately a story about rhythms, and people who live outside them—the revolutionaries and corporate powers scheming beyond legal means, drug users seeing the world through skewed perspectives, insomniacs whose nocturnal lives set them apart.


The Boston Girl: A Novel

This is a great book for mothers and daughters to share, or for women’s book clubs. I highly recommend it! Outstanding!


Guantánamo Diary

“Guantánamo Diary” is the most profound account yet written of what it is like to be that collateral damage.


Modernity Britain: 1957-1962

Mr. Kynaston does not have an argument, but he does have some big themes. He traces the rise of a consumer society enjoying, for the first time, televisions and cars and washing machines — all the outward signs of the good life — and undergoing profound change as a result.


Whipping Boy

A vastly entertaining book of one man’s obsession and how childhood cruelty can both scar and drive us.


What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding: A Memoir

This is a book about so much: Friendship, love, sex, independence, travel, sitcom writing, family, self-destruction, self-confidence. It has it all and you should read it.


The Pearl that Broke Its Shell

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell is most definitely a challenging novel.


Mark of the Beast

Thriller fans comfortable with mixing science and the book of Revelations might enjoy this one, but others will have a devil of a time liking it.


Migratory Animals

A finely wrought if somewhat melancholy first novel.


Whipping Boy
Kirkus Reviews : Whipping Boy (January 20, 2015)

Full of intrigue and suspense, the story follows the bizarre twists and turns of one man’s journey to find and confront his childhood tormentor—ready-made for a film treatment.


The Globe: The Science of Discworld II: A Novel
Kirkus Reviews : The Globe (January 20, 2015)

It's baffling why this appealingly distinctive offshoot (there are two volumes still to come) of the wildly popular Discworld yarns took so long to cross the Atlantic.


Cane and Abe
Kirkus Reviews : Cane and Abe (January 20, 2015)

If only the answers to these questions were as good as the questions. As it is, Grippando supplies a satisfyingly wild ride through Presumed Innocent territory before the inevitable letdown.