Book Review

Sympathy for the Devil: Four Decades of Friendship with Gore Vidal

By Michael Mewshaw

A straightforward look at a famed writer known as much for his antics as his art.


Clearly, 2014 was a wonderful year for poets and poetry. Here are the most memorable works I had the pleasure of reviewing in the last 12 months.

Book Review

The Reckoning: Death and Intrigue in the Promised Land

By Patrick Bishop

Recounting the hunt for a home-grown terrorist in the closing days of Mandate Palestine.

Author Q&A

The author of Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Makes Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe talks about the inner workings of the mind.


Meet one of the renowned participants in Books Alive! 2015.

Book Review

The World of PostSecret

By Frank Warren

Confessions and confidences fill the pages of this latest installment in the popular series.

Beyond The Book

We’re serious book lovers around here, but even we have our hall of shame: Titles we should’ve read by now, but haven’t. It’s time to fess up.

Book Review

A new mystery series introduces a likable P.I. in the making, along with a mess of trouble.

Book Review

Hop on this mathematical tour bus for a fun look at numbers, formulas, and the occasional card trick.

Book Review

Winter Street

By Elin Hilderbrand

A family navigates endless zany situations in this comedic drama that will make you want to visit Nantucket at Christmastime (or anytime).

Book Review

Isabella: the Warrior Queen

By Kirstin Downey

This compelling, thoughtful biography humanizes the iconic Spanish monarch.