Audiobook review: “Where Are the Children Now?” Great question, glad you asked.
‘Where Are the Children Now?’ is suspenseful, sure, but it never generates nearly as much steam as the harrowing original.
Audiobook review: “Big Swiss” is an affair to remember
Jen Beagin’s new novel follows a self-loathing character into a dishonest affair, yet it’s surprisingly charming and empathetic.
Audiobook review: Maya Phillips on her life as a proud “Nerd”
“Nerd” constitutes an argument for the power of imagined universes, and for the importance of remaining critically engaged.
Book review: Frances Kai-Hwa Wang’s “You Cannot Resist Me When My Hair Is In Braids”
This is a work of mature consideration, of hard-learned truths: a highly specific personal history, situated in a broader historical context.
Audiobook Review: Jill Gutowitz’s “Girls Can Kiss Now” Is a Bingeworthy Essay Collection
Jill Gutowitz both celebrates the rapid rise in pop-culture queer representation and chronicles how very, very late that’s been in coming.
At 100, “Babbitt” Is Still Incisive
Sinclair Lewis’s novel remains essential as a razor-sharp — and highly entertaining — critique of a social system built to buttress Babbitts.
Audiobook Review: “Falling” Finds Terror In the Skies
Like its pilot hero, this debut novel by former flight attendant T.J. Newman makes a promise and aims to keep it.
Audiobook Review: Fatal Fair Jars Jedi in “Star Wars: The High Republic: The Rising Storm”
Cavan Scott does for the High Republic what Episode IV did for the original Star Wars series: pushing the frontiers of a fantastic world.
Book Review: 40 Years After Its Launch, NASA’s Space Shuttle Continues To Fascinate
“NASA Space Shuttle” is a fascinating time capsule and a reminder of a strange, wonderful period in the history of space exploration.
Audiobook Review: Victor Jestin’s “Heatwave” Is a Poignant Sizzler
“Heatwave” is an impressively cinematic book for one so interior; we see its adolescent protagonist from both inside and out.
Audiobook Review: Zakiya Dalila Harris’s “The Other Black Girl”
Believe the hype: “The Other Black Girl” is a richly realized journey into uncomfortable places, and you’ll be rooting for its heroine.
Book Review: “Magnetic North: Imagining Canada in Painting 1910-40”
“Magnetic North” expands our understanding of the complex dynamics behind landscapes that once appeared simple pleasures.