Saturday, January 21, 2012

My Book Reviews by Author

My book reviews, in alphabetic order by author.  The title links go to the reviews.


Diana Abu-Jaber, Origin
Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
John Addiego, The Islands of Divine Music
Kinglsey Amis, The Anti-Death League
Nelson Algren, The Man With the Golden Arm (National Book Award)
Kingsley Amis, Every Day Drinking
Kingsley Amis, How's Your Glass?
Kingsley Amis, On Drink
Kingsley Amis, One Fat Englishman
Martin Amis, Money
Steve Anderson, The Losing Role  
Kate Atkinson, Behind the Scenes at the Museum (Costa BOTY)
Kate Atkinson, Started Early, Took My Dog  
Oliver August, Inside the Red Mansion  


John Banville, The Sea (Booker Prize)
Julien Barnes, The Sense of an Ending
Sebastian Barry, The Secret Scripture (Costa BOTY)
John Barth, The Floating Opera
Michael and Ariane Batterberry, On the Town in New York
James Beard, Delights and Prejudices: A Memoir with Recipes
Greg Bell, Water the Bamboo
Saul Bellow, The Adventures of Augie March (National Book Award)
Saul Bellow, Humbolt's Gift (Pulitzer Prize)
Saul Bellow, Mr. Sammler's Planet (National Book Award)
Ronan Bennett, Havoc in its Third Year
John Berger, G (Booker Prize; James Tait Black Memorial Prize)  
Maeve Binchy, Echoes
Maeve Binchy, Whitethorn Woods
Cara Black, Murder in Belleville
Harold Bloom, How to Read and Why
Michael Bond, Monsieur Pamplemousse Investigates
Fawcett Boom, After Dinner Speaking
Kathryn Borel, Corked
William Boyd, Brazzaville Beach (James Tait Black Memorial Prize)
William Boyd, Nat Tate: An American Artist, 1928 – 1960 
William Boyd, The New Confessions 
William Boyd, Restless
Peg Bracken, The I Hate to Cook Book
Audrey Braun, Fortune's Deadly Descent
Audry Braun, A Small Fortune
Anita Brookner, Incidents in the Rue Laguier
Geraldine Brooks, March (Pulitzer Prize)
Christopher Buckley, Little Green Men
Ann Carroll Burgess, Secret Portland
Anthony Burgess, 99 Novels: The Best in English Since 1939   
Alafair Burke, Judgment Calls
James Lee Burke, Crusader's Cross
James Lee Burke, Swan Peak
James Lee Burke, The Tin Roof Blowdown
Ed Butts, Shipwrecks, Monsters, and Mysteries of the Great Lakes  


Donovan Campbell, Joker One
Ethan Canin, America, America
Ethan Canin, Blue River
Peter Carey, Oscar and Lucinda (Booker Prize)
Stephen Carter, The Palace Council
Margaret Cezair-Thompson, The Pirate's Daughter
Whittaker Chambers, Witness
John Cheever, The Stories of John Cheever (NBCC Award; Pulitzer Prize)
Julia Child, My Life in France
Lee Child, Worth Dying For
Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Agatha Christie, The Tuesday Club Murders
Sheila Clark, The Stettheimer Dollhouse
Robin Cody, Another Way the River Has
J.M. Coetzee, Life & Times of Michael K (Booker Prize)
Karen Connelly, Burmese Lessons: A True Love Story
Barnaby Conrad, The World of Herb Caen: San Francisco 1938 – 1997
Thomas H. Cook, The Chatham School Affair (Edgar Award)
Stephen Covey, Living the 7 Habits
Liz Crain, Food Lover's Guide to Portland
A. J. Cronin, Three Loves
Amanda Cross, The James Joyce Murder   


Roald Dahl, My Uncle Oswald
Robertson Davies, The Rebel Angels
Robertson Davies, What's Bred in the Bone
Erica Johnson-Debeljak, Forbidden Bread
R.F. Delderfield, Theirs Was the Kindgom
Nelson DeMille, The Gate House
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
Charles Dickens, Hard Times
Joan Didion, Play It As It Lays
Don DeLillo, Underworld
Nelson DeMille, Cathedral
Bernard DeVoto, The Hour: A Cocktail Manifesto
Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
E. L. Doctorow, Homer and Langley
Frances Dinklespiel, Towers of Gold
Harry Dolan, Bad Things Happen    
Harry Dolan, Very Bad Men
Michael Dorris, A Yellow Raft in Blue Water
Brian Doyle, The Grail: A Year Ambling & Shambling Through an Oregon Vineyard in Pursuit of the Best Pinot Noir Wine in the Whole Wild World
Monica Drake, Clown Girl
Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie
Allen Drury, Advise and Consent (Pulitzer Prize)
Daphne du Maurie, Rebecca
David James Duncan, The Brothers K  


Lovina Eicher, The Amish Cook at Home
Anne Enright, The Gathering


Anne Fadiman, Ex Libris
James Farrell, The Studs Lonigan Trilogy
William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury
Sebastian Faulks, A Week in December
Ken Follett, World Without End
E.M. Forster, Where Angels Fear to Tread
Karen Joy Fowler, The Jane Austen Book Club
Dick Francis, Banker 
Dick Francis, High Stakes 
Dick Francis, Second Wind
Steve Fraser, Wall Street
Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain (National Book Award)
Jack Fuller, Abbeville  


Leighton Gage, Every Bitter Thing
Stella Gibbons, Cold Comfort Farm
Maria Giura, Celibate
Nadine Gordimer, Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black
Jaimy Gordon, Lord of Misrule (National Book Award)
Nadia Gordon, Death by the Glass
Katharine Graham, Personal History
Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
Günter Grass, The Tin Drum
Graham Greene, The Comedians
Graham Greene, May We Borrow Your Husband?
Robert Greer, Blackbird, Farwell
Kate Grenville, The Idea of Perfection (Orange Prize


Christine Hale, Basil's Dream
James Haller, Vie de France
Marci A. Hamilton, Justice Denied
Jim Harrison, The English Major
Jim Harrison, The Farmer's Daughter
Paul Harding, Tinkers (Pulitzer Prize)
Steven F. Hayward, The Age of Reagan, Vol. II
Shirley Hazzard, Greene on Capri
Robert Hellinga, The Italian Lover
Mark Helprin, Freddy and Fredericka
Ernest Hemingway, The Complete Short Stories
John Hersey, A Bell for Adano (Pulitzer Prize)
John Hersey, The Marmot Drive
Hermann Hesse, Siddartha
Joyce Hinnefeld, In Hovering Flight
Carl Hoffman, Lunatic Express: Discovering the World . . . via Its Most Dangerous Buses, Boats, Trains, and Planes
Nick Hornby, High Fidelity
Nick Hornby, Juliet, Naked
Nick Hornby, The Polysyllabic Spree
Marcy Cottrell Houle, One City's Wilderness  
Maureen Hovenkotter, 42 States of Grace: A Woman's Journey
Maureen Hovenkotter (Ed.), Real Women, Real Wisdom: A Journey into the Feminine Soul  
Susan Howatch, Glittering Images
Keri Hulme, The Bone People (Booker Prize)  


John Irving, The Fourth Hand
Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man  


Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived in the Castle   
George Jacobs, Real Cooking, by George!
Rowan Jacobsen, American Terroir: Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters, and Fields
Howard Jacobson, The Finkler Question (Booker Prize)
Henry James, The Ambassadors
Henry James, The Golden Bowl
P. D. James, The Black Tower
Charles Johnson, Middle Passage (National Book Award)
Marcia Riefer Johnston, Word Up!
Erica Jong, Fear of Flying
Erica Jong, How to Save Your Own Life
Erica Jong, Parachutes & Kisses
Krysia Jopek, Maps and Shadows    
James Joyce, A Portait of an Artist as a Young Man
James Joyce, Finnegans Wake  


Evelyn Kanter, Peaceful Places, New York City
Laura Kasischke, Eden Springs
Jorgen Kieler, Resistance Fighter
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Gathering Moss
Laurie King, A Grave Talent
Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Vaclav Klaus, Blue Planet in Green Shackles
John Knowles, Indian Summer
Eric Kraft, What a Piece of Work I Am
John Kralik, 365 Thank Yous: The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being


Jhumpa Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies (Pulitzer Prize)
Nikita Lalwani, Gifted
Wally Lamb, She's Come Undone
Lorna Landvik, Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
Rulke Langer, The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt
Stieg Larsson, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Hugh Laurie, The Gun Seller
Halldór Laxness, Independent People
John le Carré, The Honourable Schoolboy
Ursula Le Guin, Lavinia
Dennis Lehane, Moonlight Mile
Howard Lenhoff, Black Jews, Jews, and Other Heroes
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
John Lescroart, A Plague of Secrets  
Jonathan Letham, The Fortress of Solitude
Andrea Levy, Small Island (Costa BOTY; Orange Prize)
Shaun Levy, Paul Newman: A Life
Elinor Lipman, My Latest Grievance
A. J. Liebling, Just Enough Liebling
Penelope Lively, The Photograph
David Lodge, Changing Places
David Lodge, Deaf Sentence
David Lodge, Home Truths
David Lodge, How Far Can You Go?
David Lodge, Therapy
Elisabeth Luard, Classic Spanish Cooking: Recipes for Mastering the Spanish Kitchen   
Sheila Lukins, The Silver Palate Cookbook  


Naguib Mahfouz, The Beggar
Norman Mailer, The Naked and the Dead
Bernard Malamud, The Assistant
Bernard Malamud, The Fixer (National Book Award; Pulitzer Prize)
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall (Booker Prize; NBCC Award)
Somerset Maugham, The Razor's Edge
Frances Mayes, A Year in the World
C.M. Mayo, The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire
Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin (National Book Award)
Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses (National Book Award; NBCC Award)
Mary McCarthy, The Groves of Academe
Ian McEwan, The Innocent
Ian McEwan, On Chesil Beach
Thomas McNamee, Alice Waters and Chez Panisse
Jon Meacham, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
Herman Melville, Moby Dick
Joyce Meyer, Look Great, Feel Great
Philip Meyer, American Rust
Margaret Millar, Beast in View
Robert Miller, Native America Discovered and Conquered
Steven Millhauser, Martin Dressler (Pulitzer Prize)
Joseph Mitchell, Up in the Old Hotel 
Lillian Moats, The Letter from Death
Nicole Mones, The Last Chinese Chef
Nicole Mones, Lost in Translation
Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul
Jan Morris, Locations
John Mortimer, Paradise Postponed
Tom Mueller, Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil
Iris Murdoch, The Book and the Brotherhood
Iris Murdoch, The Sea, the Sea (Booker Prize)


Scott Nadelson, Saving Stanley: The Brickman Stories
Craig Nelson, Thomas Paine
Sara Nelson, So Many Books, So Little Time
Katherine Neville, The Fire
Gregory Nokes, Massacred for Gold  


David Oates, City Limits: Walking Portland's Boundary
Joyce Carol Oates, Missing Mom  
Martha Ockley, The Reluctant Detective
Jack Ohman, Angler Management: The Day I Died While Fly Fishing and Other Essays
Debra Ollivier, Entre Nous: A Woman's Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl
Anne-Marie Oomen, An American Map  


Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago
Ann Patchett, Bel Canto (Orange Prize; PEN/Faulkner Award)
Mervyn Peake, Gormenghast
Mervyn Peake, Titus Alone
Mervin Peake, Titus Groan
Milan Pelouch, How to Find Morels
Stef Penney, The Tenderness of Wolves (Costa BOTY)
Joseph Persico, Franklin and Lucy
Caryl Phillips, Foreigners
Gin Phillips, The Well and the Mine
Rosamund Pilcher, The Shell Seekers
Sally Pipes, The Top Ten Myths of American Health Care
Sally Pipes, The Truth About Obamacare
Belva Plain, Crescent City
Anthony Powell, Venusberg
Julie Powell, Julie and Julia
Gary Presley, 7 Wheelchairs
Christopher Priest, The Prestige
Debra Prinzing, Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways  



Ian Rankin, The Black Book
Deborah Reed, Carry Yourself Back to Me 
Richard Reeves, John Stuart Mill: Victorian Firebrand
Ruth Reichl, Comfort Me with Apples
Frederick Reuss, A Geography of Secrets
Marilynne Robinson, Gilead (NBCC Award; Pulitzer Prize)
Waverley Root, The Food of France  
Elisabeth Payne Rosen, Hallam's War
Philip Roth, Goodbye, Columbus (National Book Award)
Philip Roth, The Human Stain (PEN/Faulkner Award)
Philip Roth, The Plot Against America
Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children (Booker Prize)
Mary Doria Russell, Dreamers of the Day
Julie Russo, The Silver Palate Cookbook
Richard Russo, Empire Falls (Pulitzer Prize)
Jean Ryhs, Wide Sargasso Sea  


Joel Salatin, Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories From the Local Food Front 
J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey
Kevin Sampsel, Editor, Portland Noir
Dorothy L. Sayers, The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club
Mary Ann Shaffe, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Lynn Sharon Schwartz, Leaving Brooklyn
David Sedaris, Dress You Family in Corduroy and Denim
Laurence Shames, Scavenger Reef
Samuel Shem, The Spirit of the Place
Adam Shepard, Scratch Beginnings
Joan Silber, The Size of the World
Julia Flynn Siler, The House of Mondavi 
Dan Simmons, Drood
Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks 
Julie Smith, New Orleans Mourning
Martin Cruz Smith, Red Square 
Zadie Smith, On Beauty (Orange Prize)
C. P. Snow, George Passant
C. P. Snow, A Time of Hope
Debra Spark, Good for the Jews
Julia Spencer-Fleming, All Mortal Flesh
Julia Spencer-Fleming, To Darkness and to Death
Julia Spencer-Fleming, One Was a Soldier
Wallace Stegner, The Spectator Bird (National Book Award)
Michael Steinberger, Au Revoir to All That
Lenhardt Stevens, The Hapless Valet
Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Susan Stonich, The Ice Chorus
Rex Stout, Fer-de-Lance
Harriette Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin
Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kitteridge (Pulitzer Prize)
William Styron, Sophie's Choice  (National Book Award
Christina Sunley, The Tricking of Freya
Jacqueline Susann, Valley of the Dolls    


Booth Tarkington, Alice Adams (Pulitzer Prize)
Booth Tarkington, The Magnificent Ambersons (Pulitzer Prize)  
Peter Taylor, A Summons to Memphis (Pulitzer Prize)
Anthony Trollope, Doctor Thorne
Anne Tyler, Breathing Lessons (Pulitzer Prize)


Barry Unsworth, Sacred Hunger (Booker Prize)
John Updike, Bech: A Book    
John Updike, The Centaur (National Book Award)
John Updike, A Month of Sundays


Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone
Carmen E Voillequé, Evolutionaries: Transformational Leadership: The Missing Link in Your Organizational Chart
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five


Jess Walter, Citizen Vince (Edgar Award)
Robert Penn Warren, All the King's Men, (Pulitzer Prize)
H. G. Wells, The War of the Worlds
W. D. Wetherell, A Century of November
Edmund White, The Flâneur 
Thomas Williams, The Hair of Harold Roux (National Book Award)
Simon Winchester, The Man Who Loved China
Don Winslow, The Winter of Frankie Machine
P. G. Wodehouse, A Prefect's Uncle
Tom Wolfe, The Right Stuff
Words Without Borders Anthologies (publisher), The Wall in My Head: Words and Images from the Fall of the Iron Curtain
Richard Wright, Black Boy (American Hunger)  


William P. Young, The Shack
Emil Zola, Therese Raquin

Last updated on December 26, 2013.

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