Book Author Rating


Patrick O’Brian four-stars

A Tale of Love and Darkness

Amos Oz four-stars

About Grace

Anthony Doerr three-stars

American Brutus

Michael W. Kauffman four-stars

Animals in Translation

Temple Grandin three-and-half-stars

Animals in Translation

Catherine Johnson three-and-half-stars


Max Hastings four-stars

Bad Dirt

Annie Proulx three-stars

Baker Towers

Jennifer Haigh four-stars

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber

Julian Rubinstein four-stars

Banishing Verona

Margot Livesey three-stars

Big Cotton

Stephen Yafa three-and-half-stars


Malcolm Gladwell two-and-half-stars

Branded Nation

James B. Twitchell three-stars


Jared Diamond three-stars

De Kooning

Mark Stevens four-stars

De Kooning

Annalyn Swan four-stars


Richard Fortey three-and-half-stars

Eleanor Rigby

Douglas Coupland three-stars

Eyeing the Flash

Peter Fenton four-stars


Marilynne Robinson four-stars

Hard, Hard City

Jim Fusilli three-and-half-stars

How We Are Hungry

Dave Eggers three-and-half-stars

In the Night Room

Peter Straub three-and-half-stars

Kafka on the Shore

Haruki Murakami four-stars

Liberty and Freedom

David Hackett Fischer three-and-half-stars

Life Expectancy

Dean Koontz three-and-half-stars

Life Studies

Susan Vreeland four-stars

Light on Snow

Anita Shreve three-stars

Loop Group

Larry McMurtry two-stars

Magic Seeds

V. S. Naipaul two-stars

One Matchless Time

Jay Parini three-stars

Outwitting History

Aaron Lansky three-and-half-stars

Perilous Times

Geoffrey R. Stone three-and-half-stars


Curtis Sittenfeld four-stars

Rumpole and The Penge Bungalow Murders

John Mortimer four-stars

Seven Types of Ambiguity

Elliot Perlman three-and-half-stars

Shakespeare After All

Marjorie Garber four-stars


Bill DeSmedt four-stars

Skeleton Man

Tony Hillerman three-stars

State of Fear

Michael Crichton three-stars

The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios

Yann Martel three-stars

The Final Solution

Michael Chabon three-stars

The Ha-Ha

Dave King four-stars

The Path to Victory

Douglas Porch four-stars

The Stone That the Builder Refused

Madison Smartt Bell four-stars

The Surrogate Thief

Archer Mayor three-and-half-stars

The United States of Europe

T.R. Reid three-and-half-stars

The Whole Equation

David Thomson two-and-half-stars

The Zigzag Way

Anita Desai three-and-half-stars


Redmond O’Hanlon three-and-half-stars

Unforgivable Blackness

Geoffrey C. Ward three-stars

When Jesus Came to Harvard

Harvey Cox four-stars


Robert McCrum four-stars