Richard Nixon: The Life by John A. Farrell
"[Nixon is] an electrifying subject, a muttering Lear, of perennial interest to anyone with even an average curiosity about politics or psychology. The real test of a good Nixon biography, given how many there are, is far simpler: Is it elegantly written? And, even more important, can it tolerate paradoxes and complexity, the spikier stuff that distinguishes real-life sinners from comic-book villains? The answer, in the case of Richard Nixon, is yes, on both counts.”
Etched in Bone (A Novel of the Others) by Anne Bishop
… Etched in Bone gives readers an action-packed and emotional farewell to a long-running and enjoyable arc.
The Women in the Castle: A Novel by Jessica Shattuck
“Moving . . . Shattuck’s achievement—beyond unfolding a plot that surprises and devastates—is in her subtle exploration of what a moral righteousness looks like in the aftermath of the war, when communities and lives must be rebuilt, together.”
Vicious Circle (A Joe Pickett Novel) by C. J. Box
“Bracingly familiar pleasures expertly packaged...first-timers will be intrigued and fans amply rewarded.”
Mississippi Blood: A Novel (Penn Cage Novels) by Greg Iles
“A superb entertainment that is a work of power, distinction and high seriousness... also (a) prime example of what the thriller--and other forms of so-called ‘genre’ fiction--can accomplish when pushed beyond traditional limits.”
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel
"Campfire-friendly and thermos-ready, easily drained in one warm, rummy slug… Raises a variety of profound questions—about the role of solitude, about the value of suffering, about the diversity of human needs."