Tuesday, March 2, 2021

STAFF REVIEWS

Three Women | Lisa Taddeo

THREE WOMEN | Lisa Taddeo | BUY BOOK BOOK REVIEW In this extraordinary work of journalism, Lisa...

Good Neighbors | Sarah Langan

GOOD NEIGHBORS | Sarah Langan | BUY BOOK BOOK REVIEW A book that can only be described as...

The Wife Upstairs | Rachel Hawkins

THE WIFE UPSTAIRS | BUY BOOK BOOK REVIEW A rivalry between friends, dead spouses, a young woman...

Just As I Am | Cicely Tyson

JUST AS I AM | BUY BOOK BOOK REVIEW When asked by Gayle King, in one of...

Fangs | Sarah Andersen

FANGS | BUY BOOK BOOK REVIEW "A love song between a vampire and a werewolf," but it's...

Women, Race, and Class | Angela Y. Davis

WOMEN, RACE, AND CLASS | BUY BOOK BOOK REVIEW In Women, Race, and Class, celebrated activist, author...

Black Bottom Saints | Alice Randall

BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS | BUY BOOK BOOK REVIEW A fun historical romp through Detroit's Black Bottom district,...

The Girls of Bracken Hill | Kate Moretti

THE GIRLS OF BRACKEN HILL | BUY BOOK BOOK REVIEW Seventeen years after her sister vanished, Hannah...

March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) | John Lewis

MARCH (Trilogy Slipcase Set) | BUY BOOK This three-volume history of the civil rights movement in...

Night Boat to Tangier | Kevin Barry

NIGHT BOAT TO TANGIER | BUY BOOK BOOK REVIEW This stunningly poetic novel tells the stories of...

A Children’s Bible | Lydia Millet

A CHILDREN'S BIBLE | Lydia Millet | BUY BOOK This new thrilling novel by Lydia Millet...

The Valedictorian of Being Dead | Heather Armstrong

Heather Armstrong has struggled with depression her whole life, but after an especially rough 18-month...

The Hatching | Ezekiel Boone

ISBN: 9781501125058 BUY HERE This is the first novel in a trilogy of epic proportions reminiscent...

The Forever War | Joe Haldeman

ISBN: 9780312536633 | BUY HERE This is the best SF war novel and best SF title...

Such a Fun Age

ISBN: 9780525541905 | BUY HERE Emira is just doing her job and babysitting her young charge....

The Only Woman in the Room | Marie Benedict

A well-written portrait that captures the resilience of Hedy Lamarr. Stretching from the 1930s in...

The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom

THE ZEALOT AND THE EMANCIPATOR | H. W. Brands | BUY BOOK The simplest way to...

The Midnight Library | Matt Haig

REVIEW Have you ever wished you could relive key moments in your life? After you've committed...

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue | V.E. Schwab

REVIEW This was a welcome surprise after reading a number of books that stunk. In France...

I Miss You When I Blink | Mary Laura Philpott

ISBN: 9781982102807 | BUY HERE Contrary to popular opinion, the title of this book is NOT...

It Can’t Happen Here | Sinclair Lewis

Originally published in October 1935, this novel describes the rise of a demagogic populist politician...

The Outsiders | S. E. Hinton

ISBN: 9780142407332 BUY HERE This story is for anyone who is searching for a little reassurance...

Big Lies in a Small Town

ISBN: 9781250087331 | BUY HERE The novel opens in 2018 in North Carolina, where artist Morgan...

Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir

ISBN: 9780593083338 | BUY HERE Rebecca Solnit does a fantastic job writing about her humble roots...

The Kingdom of Copper | S.A. Chakrabort

The continuation of the Daevabad trilogy goes deeper down the rabbit hole. Taking place five...

When You See Me | Lisa Gardner

ISBN: 9781524745004 | BUY HERE Lisa Gardner. FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy and Sergeant DD Warren...

The Giver of Stars | Jojo Moyes

ISBN: 9780399562488 | BUY HERE A novel that takes place during the Great Depression and follows...

All the Broken People | Leah Konen

ISBN: 9780593085479 | BUY HERE Lucy King leaves her hometown behind and moves to a rustic...

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

ISBN: 9780307279286 | BUY HERE Not a story for anyone who wants a light read. In...

Three Books About The Haymarket Tragedy

Several years ago, I joined a discussion group on Chicago history at my neighborhood library. The...

Extreme: An Anthology for Social and Environmental Justice

An Anthology for Earth Day This year will mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. (The...

The Last Wish (Introducing the Witcher)

ISBN: 9780316438964 | BUY HERE A lot of people don't realize this series began all the...

The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War

THE WAR BEFORE THE WAR | Andrew Delbanco | Buy Here Andrew Delbanco—a professor of American...

Blankets

ISBN: 9781770462182 | BUY HERE Blankets is a semi-autobiographical graphic novel about the ways in which...

Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times

ISBN: 9781935554660 | BUY HERE Amy Sonnie and James Tracy give you an excellent summary of...

Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction

ISBN: 9780062571946 | BUY HERE If you love science fiction, this is a must-read. This history/bio...

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators

ISBN: 9780316486637 | BUY HERE One of the best nonfiction books I've read this year. Farrow...

The Black Company: The First Novel of ‘The Chronicles of the Black Company’

ISBN: 9780812521399 | BUY HERE The first novel in the eponymous series that sparked a genre...

Illuminae | Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

ISBN: 9780553499148 | BUY HERE Told through a series of deleted computer files, direct messages, and...

Sin City Vol. 1: The Hard Goodbye | Frank Miller

ISBN: 9781593072933 A graphic masterpiece that harkens back to the dark days of noir’s prime. Meet...

The Last Policeman | Ben Winters

Ben Winters, who wrote the notable Underground Airlines, has a new novel out. But I want...

Four Friends | William D. Cohan

ISBN: 9781250070524 | BUY HERE William Cohan writes about four friends he knew at Andover—one of...

Woman in Cabin 10 | Ruth Ware

ISBN: 9781501132957 BUY HERE The Woman in Cabin 10 is one of, if not the most,...

The Obsoletes | Simeon Mills

The Obsoletes is a novel about two twin robots that tells a very human coming-of-age...

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone | Lori Gottlieb

Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist who spends her career trying to help patients with all...

The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch | Joseph Delaney

The Last apprentice Revenge of the Witch is my all time favorite young adult book....

The Outsider | Stephen King

I would like to start this review off by saying that I did, in fact,...

Death in the Haymarket | James Green

A dramatic recounting of the early union movement in Chicago and the tragic events that...

The Marshall Fields | Axel Madsen

The book traces the history of the Marshall Field family from the first Marshall Field,...

The Hotel Neversink | Adam O’Fallon Price

In his second novel, author Adam O’Fallon Price tells the gripping saga of the illustrious...