The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara

Anchor Books Review by Gabriel Tanguay Ortega I can only begin this review by presenting my issues.  I’m not sure what this book is about. Colonialism, white saviorism, the rape…

Why We Remember: Unlocking Memory’s Power to Hold on to What Matters by Charan Ranganath

Doubleday Review by Walter Cummins It occurred to me that one approach to reviewing of Ranganath’s explanation of human memory would be to test my own memory as I recall…

The Big Green Tent: A Novel by Ludmila Ulitskaya, Translated by Polly Gannon

Picador Review by Brian Tanguay When I read the first volume of The Gulag Archipelago as a teenager I lacked the education to fully understand it. My youthful worldview was…

The Mighty Six-Ninety (690) by Alexander Hamilton Cherin

Review by Brian Tanguay In the early 1980s, before the consolidation of media ownership gathered steam, and well before the digital revolution completely altered the broadcast landscape, AM radio occupied…

Muse of Fire: World War I As Seen Through the Lives of the Soldier Poets by Michael Korda

Liveright Review by David Starkey “Reading about how a succession of relatively small misjudgments and poor decisions can lead, with surprising speed, to human catastrophe on an unimaginable scale should,…

Roxy and Coco by Terese Svoboda

West Virginia Review by Walter Cummins My fine feathered friends. That phrase, dating back to the 1500s, occurred to me after I read Terese Svoboda’s novel Roxy and Coco. The…

Total Garbage: How We Can Fix Our Waste and Heal Our World by Edward Humes

Penguin Review by David Starkey In 2013’s Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash, Edward Humes describes in detail the massive harm caused by America’s profligate production of trash. Garbology…

End of Active Service: A Novel by Matt Young

Bloomsbury Review by Brian Tanguay Dean Pusey is broken. By the Marine Corps and a tour of duty in Iraq. By the circumstances of his birth and adoption. By confusion…

The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness by Jonathan Haidt

Penguin Review by Walter Cummins We’ve all probably witnessed similar scenes afternoons when school is out, middle schoolers gathered in groups, all fixated on their smartphone screens and ignoring each…

Women! In! Peril!: stories by Jessie Ren Marshall

Bloomsbury Review by Brian Tanguay I can’t remember if I requested this collection of stories from the publisher or if it was just sent to me, but it arrived at…