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Our Week in Reviews: 2/3/23

A recap of the books we’ve spotlighted in the past few days.

    Chasing History

    Book Review

    Chasing History

    By Carl Bernstein

    The famed journalist recalls how it all started.

    The Backstreets: A Novel from Xinjiang

    Book Review

    The Backstreets: A Novel from Xinjiang

    By Perhat Tursun; translated by Darren Byler and Anonymous

    A young Uyghur man struggles to find something in this disorienting Kafkaesque tale.

    Author Q&A

    An Interview with Alvin Eng

    The playwright/performer talks punk rock, Toisanese Sicilians, and the importance of humor.

    Book Review

    A Left-Handed Woman: Essays

    By Judith Thurman

    A Left-Handed Woman: Essays

    The author explores myriad topics in this intelligent, captivating collection.

    Washington, DC

    Fun Facts about Rita Rosenkranz

    Meet one of the agents attending the 2023 Washington Writers Conference!

    Book Review

    Anthem

    By Noah Hawley

    Anthem

    An ambitious, strangely soulless commentary on our troubled times.

    Book Review

    American Comics

    By Jeremy Dauber

    American Comics

    A detailed account of the rise, fall, and potential resurrection of graphic storytelling in the U.S.

    Book Review

    Triumph Regained: The Vietnam War, 1965-1968

    A controversial conflict is recounted in precise detail.

    Book Review

    Ghost Music: A Novel

    An otherworldly tale of a woman’s loss, longing, and search for herself.

    Book Review

    Tough Guy: The Life of Norman Mailer

    A biographer makes clear his disdain for his subject.