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Book Review: Sherlock Holmes in America, Edited by Martin H. Greenberg, Jon L. Lellenberg, and Daniel Stashower

New adventures for the original dynamic duo of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson! Read More »

Book Review: Mistress Shakespeare by Karen Harper

Persecution, plague, insurrection, inferno, friends and foes, even executions enliven the narration of Mistress Shakespeare's heart-rending story. Read More »

Book Review: Troll’s Eye View Edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

With a twist on the happily-ever-afters, some of today's best fantasy writers revisit old fairy tales, but this time telling them from the “villains'” point-of-view. Read More »

The Early Word: New Books for the Week of April 20, 2009

Even kindergartners get the brews. Patterson, Twain, Baldacci, Johansen, Quick; Monica Seles Gets a Grip, Ruth Reichl's Mother, Winning a Cosmic War, Lee Woodruff's Life-in-Progress... Read More »

Book Review: Valley of Grace by Marion Halligan

Easy to read and slow to digest: the perfect combination. Read More »

American Exceptionalism – Myth or Reality?

No other aspect of culture is a better reflection of its greatness than its literature. The same holds for America. Read More »

Book Review: Istanbul: Memories And The City by Orham Pmuk

Istanbul's contrasts, characteristics, vistas and sensations are lived through the eyes of Orhan Pamuk's early years. Read More »

Book Review: A Tragic Honesty: The Life And Work of Richard Yates by Blake Bailey

With a thorough narrative not too weighed down by facts, A Tragic Honesty is one of the most readable bios on a writer I’ve read. Read More »

The Early Word: New Books for the Week of April 13, 2009

Lisa Scottoline, Luanne Rice, Tamora Pierce, Ted Dekker; Tori Spelling, Kathie Lee Gifford, Philip Gulley's Indiana Childhood, Kate is Enough, Abigail and John Adams... Read More »

Book Review: Lemniscate by Gaynor McGrath

A powerful memoir-styled fiction with a strong ring of reality. Read More »