Latest Reviews

The Last Indian War: The Nez Perce Story
Why did Elliot West think we needed another story about the Nez Perce War? The story of the rebellious Nez Perce nontreaty bands attempting to cross the [...]
Author: Elliott West
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Genre: Non-Fiction
The Shadow of the Wind
One of the first things a reader said about The Shadow of the Wind was that while she was reading it, she wasn’t sure if she liked it but [...]
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Publisher: Penguin House
Genre: Fiction
The Bitch in the House
The 26 essays in this book deal with many aspects of being female & are arranged in rough chronological order, from dating through marriage, working, [...]
Author: Cathi Hanauer
Publisher: William Morrow
Genre: Non-Fiction
The Monied Metropolis: New York City and the Consolidation of the American Bourgeoisie, 1850-1896
Sven Beckert began his novel with a description of the Bradley Martin Ball at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel on February 10th, 1897. Despite it being [...]
Author: Sven Beckert
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Genre: Non-Fiction
The House of the Scorpion
Published in 2002, Nancy Farmer’s novel The House of the Scorpion was only just recommended to me a few months ago. I added it to my Goodreads and made a [...]
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Genre: Children's Books
“50 Amazing Americans: Women Who Changed the World”
Laurie Calkhoven writes non-fiction profiles for fifty American women who changed United States history. With illustrations by Patricia Castelao, [...]
Author: Laurie Calkhoven
Publisher: Scholastic
Genre: Children's Books
“The price I pay for sleeping”: A Review of David Roderick’s The Americans
With my smart phone in hand, I’ve read about the wars and companies America maintains in order to produce my smart phone in hand. Reading about Flint [...]
Author: David Roderick
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Genre: Poetry
Reclaiming Memory and Identity Post-Trauma in Terri Muuss’s Over Exposed
“We have all perhaps read folktales about ghosts who refuse to rest in their graves until their stories are told. There is wisdom in this,” poet Veronica [...]
Author: Terri Muuss
Publisher: Jb Stillwater
Genre: Poetry
Worth Saving: a Review of Greg Pardlo’s Digest
For a collection of poetry that is so intensely contemplative of the concept of fatherhood, Gregory Pardlo’s Digest has a strange way of first introducing [...]
Author: Gregory Pardlo
Publisher: Four Way Books
Genre: Poetry
Hip-Hop Culture in the Spotlight: A Review of The BreakBeat Poets
“The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop” is a ground-breaking poetry anthology that brings the voices of the hip-hop generation to [...]
Author: Kevin Coval
Publisher: Haymarkey Books
Genre: Poetry