Category: books

Book Review: Seabiscuit: An American Legend

. . Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand Random House, 399 pp., $24.95 Once upon a time, one of America’s biggest celebrities was a horse named Seabiscuit. In 1938 he got more news...

Book Review: The Spirit Cabinet

. . . The Spirit Cabinet by Paul Quarrington Atlantic Monthly Press, 352 pp., $24 Treading on ground that readers of Tom Tryon’s Night Magic may find familiar, The Spirit Cabinet looks at the...

Book Review: Mistletoe Man: A China Bales Mystery

. . . Mistletoe Man: A China Bales Mystery by Susan Wittig Albert Berkeley, 296 pp., $21.95 We all know that good fences make good neighbors, but judging from Mistletoe Man, the latest herbal...

Book Review: A Book of Memories

. . . A Book of Memories by Péter Nádas translated by Ivan Sanders with Imre Goldstein Overlook Press, 720 pp., $14.95 (paper) You may think the world needs another 700-page Hungarian novel like...

Book Review: Le Mariage

. . . Le Mariage by Diane Johnson Dutton, 322 pp., $23.95 Johnson writes like a 20th-century Jane Austen, all rapt observation and wry comment. Close in tone and spirit to her bestselling Le...

Book Review: Anonymous Rex

. . . Anonymous Rex A Detective Story by Eric Garcia Villard, 276 pp., $23 Anonymous Rex leaps out of its gumshoe formula fast enough to break the genre barrier. Imagine a hard-boiled detective...