Review Archive

I’m a hungry and omnivorous reader—fiction (mostly ‘literary’), history, biography, religion and irreligion, poetry, science—so you’ll find new reviews here regularly. I generally review only books that I think worthy of mention. Browse by author’s last name. Links are to reviews at this site or at The Discarded Image.

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Alvarez, Julia How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
Avery, Ellis   The Last Nude


Bakker, Gerbrand   Ten White Geese
Barbery, Muriel   The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Benedict The Rule of Saint Benedict
Berlinski, Mischa Fieldwork
Berry, Wendell   Three Short Novels
Blackwell, Elise   An Unfinished Score
Bloom, Amy   Away
Bonzo, J. Matthew and Michael R. Stevens   Wendell Berry and the Cultivation of Life: A Reader’s Guide
Bradley, Jane   You Believers
Brooks, Geraldine   Caleb’s Crossing
Brown, Eli   Cinnamon and Gunpowder


Calvino, Italo If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler
Cathcart, Thomas and Daniel Klein Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes
Chamberlain, Ava   The Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle: Marriage, Murder, and Madness in the Family of Jonathan Edwards
Chang, Jung   Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
Charyn, Jerome   The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson
Chevalier, Tracy The Virgin Blue
Coelho, Paulo The Alchemist
Collins, Billy   Horoscopes for the Dead: Poems
Collins, Billy   Aimless Love
Crimmins, Cathy Where is the Mango Princess? A Journey Back from Brain Injury


Danticat, Edwidge   Claire of the Sea Light
Dean, Debra   The Madonnas of Leningrad
Dean, Debra   The Mirrored World
Dean, Louise Becoming Strangers
Denzey, Nicola   The Bone Gatherers:  The Lost Worlds of Early Christian Women
DiCamillo, Kate The Tale of Despereaux
Didion, Joan The Year of Magical Thinking
Dillard, Annie   The Maytrees
Doctorow, E.L.   Andrew’s Brain
Doria Russell, Mary   The Sparrow


Edwards, Kim The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
Eire, Carlos Waiting for Snow in Havana
Erdrich, Louise   The Round House


Frazer, Margaret The Novice’s Tale


Garcia Marquez, Gabriel Memories of My Melancholy Whores
Gardner, Phillip    Available Light
Geha, Joseph   Lebanese Blonde
Geye, Peter   Safe from the Sea
Geye, Peter   The Lighthouse Road
Gilbert, Elizabeth Eat, Pray, Love
Gordon, Mary    Pearl
Graham, Katharine Personal History
Grushin, Olga The Dream Life of Sukhanov
Grushin, Olga   The Line
Guo, Xiaolu   Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Life


Haddon, Mark The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Hanagarne, Josh  The World’s Strongest Librarian
Hazzard, Shirley   The Great Fire
Hill, Ingrid   Ursula, Under
Hobbs, Peter The Short Day Dying
Hosseini, Khaled The Kite Runner
Hosseini, Khaled A Thousand Splendid Suns
Huffey, Rhoda The Hallelujah Side


Ishiguro, Kazuo Never Let Me Go
Ivey, Eowyn   The Snow Child


James, P.D. Time to Be in Earnest: A Fragment of Autobiography
Jewett, Sarah Orne The Country of the Pointed Firs
Jones, Sadie The Outcast


Kidd, Sue Monk The Secret Life of Bees
Kimmel, Haven   Something Rising (Light and Swift)
Kneale, Matthew   Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance
Kneale, Matthew  When We Were Romans
Knowles, John A Separate Peace


L’Engle, Madeleine A Circle of Quiet
Lahiri, Jhumpa Interpreter of Maladies
Lahiri, Jhumpa   The Lowland
Lane, Harriet   Alys, Always
Levin, Janna   A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines
Levitt, Steven and Stephen Dubner Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Leimbach, Marti Daniel Isn’t Talking
Lepore, Jill    Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Lewis, C.S. Till We Have Faces
Link, Mardi Jo   Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm
Linnea, Sharon   Princess Ka’iulani: Hope of a Nation, Heart of a People
Lord, Cynthia Rules


Mandel, Emily St. John   Last Night in Montreal
Mandel, Emily St. John   The Singer’s Gun
Martel, Yann Life of Pi
Martel, Yann   Beatrice and Virgil
McBride, James   The Good Lord Bird
McLeod-Harrison, Susan Saving Women From the Church: How Jesus Mends a Divide
Merton, Thomas   The Seven Storey Mountain
Metaxas, Eric Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery
Miller, Kirsten Kiki Strike: The Empress’s Tomb
Monteiro, Luana Little Star of Bella Lua
Murdoch, Iris The Bell
Murdoch, Iris   The Good Apprentice
Mursell, Gordon (general editor)  The Story of Christian Spirituality


Nafisi, Azar Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
Nichols, Heidi L. Anne Bradstreet: A Guided Tour of the Life and Thought of a Puritan Poet


Olsson, Linda Astrid & Veronika
Otsuka, Julie When the Emperor Was Divine


Perry, Michael Truck: A Love Story
Peters, Elizabeth The Serpent on the Crown
Picoult, Jodi My Sister’s Keeper
Pollan, Michael The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Powers, Richard The Echo Maker
Prose, Francine Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and For Those Who Want to Write Them
Pye, Virginia   River of Dust



Rakoff, David   Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish
Rilke, Rainer Maria Letters to a Young Poet
Ronson, Jon   Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries
Russell, Mary Doria   The Sparrow
Russell, Mary Doria   Doc
Ryan, Terry  The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio


Salzman, Mark Lying Awake
Schaffert, Timothy   The Coffins of Little Hope
Seu, Andree Normal Kingdom Business
Seu, Andree Won’t Let You Go Unless You Bless Me
Shaw, Luci The Crime of Living Cautiously
Shomer, Enid   The Twelve Rooms of the Nile
Smith, Lori A Walk with Jane Austen: A Journey into Adventure, Love, and Faith
Standage, Tom   A History of the World in Six Glasses
Strout, Elizabeth Abide with Me
Sutherland, John   A Little History of Literature
Sweeney, Jon M. Born Again and Again: Surprising Gifts of a Fundamentalist Childhood


Tippett, Krista Speaking of Faith: Why Religion Matters and How to Talk About It
Towles, Amor   Rules of Civility


Undset, Sigrid Kristin Lavransdatter


Vanderpool, Clare  Moon Over Manifest
Volf, Miroslav The End of Memory: Remembering Rightly in a Violent World


Ward, Jesmyn   Salvage the Bones
Wiesel, Elie   Night
Willett, Jincy   Amy Falls Down
Willis, Paul J.
Bright Shoots of Everlastingness: Essays on Faith and the American Wild
Winner, Lauren Mudhouse Sabbath
Winspear, Jacqueline Maisie Dobbs series 1-4 (Maisie Dobbs, Birds of a Feather, Pardonable Lies, Messenger of Truth)
Wolff, Christoph Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician
Wright, N.T. Simply Christian




Zahl, Paul F.M. Five Women of the English Reformation

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