Book Reviews
In his memoir, “A Pocketful of Happiness,” Swazi-British actor Richard E. Grant charts his love story to his late wife, dialect coach Joan Washington who died of lung cancer in September 2021.
Genevieve Gornichec’s second historical fantasy novel “The Weaver and the Witch Queen” marries Norse mythology with romance and two dashing heroines, who each have to find their own way in 10th century Norway.
Richard Russo returns to what used to be North Bath, New York, in “Somebody’s Fool,” the third novel in his “Fool” series.
Yume Kitasei’s debut novel, “The Deep Sky,” begins in the pivotal moments just before a simple space walk goes horribly wrong.
Colson Whitehead is back with a sequel to his 2021 bestseller “Harlem Shuffle.” That irresistible novel, set in the 1960s, introduced Ray Carney, a Harlem furniture dealer with a “slightly bent” side.
Edie O’Dare was there that night in 1939 when Sophie Melrose, newcomer at FWM studios, was sexually assaulted by Freddy Clarke, famous for playing dashing heroes.
What do you do when your writing career lasts seven decades but you haven’t said everything you once thought about saying?
Nobel Prize-winning physicist Giorgio Parisi walks readers through his research on spin glasses and the history of scientific discoveries in “In a Flight of Starlings: The Wonders of Complex Systems.”
In “Sleepless City,” award-winning crime novelist Reed Farrel Coleman introduces Nick Ryan, a New York City cop turned fixer for the metropolis’s power elite.
When Kasey travels back to her hometown after 15 years away, her best friends are there to help her through it.
Biographer C.W. Goodyear chronicles the life of James Garfield in “President Garfield: From Radical from Unifier.”
Author Tom Rachman uses his new novel “The Imposters” to launch us on a global journey, using a fictional book by an aging Dutch author to tell a series of stories, each about a different kind of writer in a different place.
Kate Storey tells the history of the Kennedys by using the family’s famed compound as the backdrop in “White House By the Sea: A Century of the Kennedys at Hyannis Port.”
C.C. remembers when her family moved to Florida after everything in her life burned down, launching them into a comfortable middle-class life and a fresh start in a state her dad proudly brags has fireworks every night.
Maine Game Warden Mike Bowditch’s lakefront engagement party to his longtime girlfriend is interrupted by the thunk of a boat colliding with something in the water.
What is it about stories of transgression that keep us wanting more of them? Tales of heists, con-artists and even murders permeate all corners of society, from Dostoevsky to “Tiger King.”
Fans of Ruth Ware’s thrillers have another to enjoy. “Zero Days” tells the story of a woman on the run and being framed for killing her husband.
Megan Fernandes is the kind of poet who will make you want to swear off novels and Netflix and only read poetry.
Lorrie Moore is best known for her short stories, but her latest work is a novel set in the 19th and 21st centuries.
Christine Pride and Jo Piazza, who tackled race, police brutality, forgiveness and friendship in their 2021 co-author debut, “We Are Not Like Them,” are back with a new book called “You Were Always Mine.”
Lady Imogen Ashbourne is rich, spoiled and obsessed with looks. She’s got a lot of growing up to do, and the sink-or-swim adventure she’s about to embark on will guarantee she does.
“Girls and Their Monsters: The Genain Quadruplets and the Making of Madness in America” by Audrey Clare Farley (Grand Central)
“Lady Tan’s Circle of Women,” by Lisa See (Scribner)

Soon after she published her last novel, 2019’s “The Island of Sea Women,” Lisa See joined much of the rest of the world in seclusion, sheltering at her Los Angeles home to avoid the deadly coronavirus.
“Pageboy” by Elliot Page (Flatiron Books)

Look, I admire Elliot Page as much as the next LGBTQ+ person and was swooning just as hard over this incredible cover and the mystery around the hush-hush book with the super-private advanced copies.
PHOENIX (AP) — “The Wind Knows My Name” by Isabel Allende (Ballantine Books)

Prolific Latin American-born author Isabel Allende skillfully braids the traumatic stories of two young children separated from each other by decades and thousands of miles in her latest novel, “The Wind Knows My Name.”
“The Talk” by Darrin Bell (Henry Holt & Company)

Seeing the other children at the park playing with water guns, Darrin asks his mom for one. Her immediate response: No.
“George: A Magpie Memoir,” by Frieda Hughes (Avid Reader Press)

Frieda Hughes in an English poet and painter who has built a following on birding Instagram (@friedahughes) with her beguiling videos of owls.
“Mozart in Motion: His Work and His World in Pieces” by Patrick Mackie (Macmillan Publishers).

Writing a biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart nowadays is no easy task.
“The Celebrants” by Steven Rowley (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

Steven Rowley is one of those authors where if you read one of his novels, his name gets added to a mental “TBR” (to-be read) list.
“The 1998 Yankees: The Inside Story of the Greatest Baseball Team Ever,” by Jack Curry (Twelve)

Twenty-five years ago this fall, the New York Yankees won the World Series for the 24th time, part of a six-year run in which they won baseball’s championship four times.