In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss by Amy Bloom

Review by David Starkey Those who can remember the grief they felt for young, terminally ill Johnny Gunther when they first read John Gunther’s Death Be Not Proud, will be…

Edvard Munch in Dialogue by Dieter Buchhart, Antonia Hoerschelmann and Klaus Albrecht Schröder

Review by David Starkey “Much is suggested. Little is defined,” writes Margaret Dumas of Norway’s most famous painter. One of the contemporary painters represented in Edvard Munch in Dialogue, Dumas…

Our Little World by Karen Winn

Review by Walter Cummins Our Little World is in several ways a deceptive novel, cleverly constructed. The opening chapters told from the perspective of pre-teen Bee—the nickname she prefers over…

The Naked Don’t Fear the Water by Matthieu Aikins

Review by Brian Tanguay Refugees are once again in the news and on our screens. Millions of Ukranians have fled their homes to escape Russia’s unprovoked attack, taking whatever possessions…

The Ninth Decade: An Octogenarian’s Chronicle by Carl H. Klaus

Review by George Yatchisin I like to think of Carl Klaus as a journal-ist. No, he didn’t write for newspapers, but his series of nonfiction books all were certainly journals,…

What Do I Know? by Jack Remick

Review by Jack Smith Jack Remick, novelist, poet, and nonfiction writer, arranges his current book according to calendar dates, beginning with January 5 and ending on June 16—or, beginning in…

Angela Davis: An Autobiography

Review by Brian Tanguay The cover photograph for the third edition of Angela Davis: An Autobiography, published in 2021 by Haymarket Books, was taken in November 1969 by an unnamed…

Burning Questions: Essays and Occasional Pieces 2004 to 2021 by Margaret Atwood

Review by Walter Cummins Many readers of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale probably assume the abuses and restrictions inflicted on Offred and other women were products of Atwood’s dystopian imagination.…

The Man Who Tasted Words by Guy Leschziner

Review by Walter Cummins The title case study of neurologist Guy Laschziner’s exploration of “the strange and startling world of our senses” doesn’t appear until the final chapter. James, now…

We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies by Tsering Yangzom Lama

Review by Brian Tanguay The Dalai Lama is the most recognizable figure of the Tibetan diaspora, but the focus of Tsering Yangzom Lama’s debut novel, We Measure the Earth with…