Saturday, January 21, 2012

My Book Reviews by Author

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


Kathryn Aalto, Writing Wild: Women Poets, Ramblers, and Mavericks Who Shape How We See the Natural World 
Diana Abu-Jaber, Origin
Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
John Addiego, The Islands of Divine Music
Juan Mari Arzak and Elena Arzak, Arzak + Arzak
John Banville, The Sea (Booker Prize)
Julien Barnes, The Sense of an Ending
Ava Barry, Windhall
Sebastian Barry, The Secret Scripture (Costa BOTY)
Christopher Buckley, Little Green Men
Christopher Buckley, Make Russia Great Again 
Stella Cameron, Cold
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
H. L. Davis, Honey in the Horn 
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
Lian Dolan, The Sweeney Sisters 
James Farrell, The Studs Lonigan Trilogy
William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury
Sebastian Faulks, A Week in December
Julian Fellows, Snobs 
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
Wendy Gordon, Wrong Highway
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
Bill Hall, McCallandia
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
Michael C. Higgins, Exploring Wine Regions: Bordeaux and Argentina 
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  


Ellen Jackson, The Lemon Cookbook: 50 Sweet & Savory Recipes to Brighten Every Meal 
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
Celia Jeffries, Blue Desert
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  
Sian Lye, The Real Hergé: The Inspiration Behind Tintin


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)
Amy Maroney, A Place in the World 
Herman Melville, Moby Dick
Sarah Mendivel, Sam's Theory 
Joyce Meyer, Look Great, Feel Great
Philip Meyer, American Rust
Margaret Millar, Beast in View
Robert Miller, Native America Discovered and Conquered
Sandra A. Miller, Trove
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
Dede Montgomery, Humanity's Grace
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
Heidi Pitlor, Impersonation 
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  



Tom Rachman, The Rise and Fall of Great Powers 
Deborah Reed, Things We Set on Fire 
Richard Reeves, John Stuart Mill: Victorian Firebrand
Ruth Reichl, Comfort Me with Apples
Frederick Reuss, A Geography of Secrets
Kirsten Rian, Life Expectancy 
Susan Rieger, The Heirs
J. F. Riordan, A Small Earnest Question 
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
M. B. Shaw, Murder at the Castle
Samuel Shem, The Spirit of the Place
Adam Shepard, Scratch Beginnings
Steven Shomler, Portland Food Cart Stories 
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)
Sunday Taylor, The Anglophile's Notebook 
Anthony Trollope, Doctor Thorne
Lara Tupper, Off Island
H. G. Wells, The War of the Worlds
W. D. Wetherell, A Century of November
Edmund White, The Flâneur 
Nancy Willard, Things Invisible to See  
Don Winslow, The Winter of Frankie Machine
Reid Winslow, The Dead Bell
P. G. Wodehouse, A Prefect's Uncle
Tom Wolfe, The Right Stuff
Karen Wolff, The Green Years 
Emil Zola, Therese Raquin


Finally updated on January 12, 2022.

If you would like your reviews of any of these books listed on my review post, please leave a comment on the review post itself, with a link, and I will add it.

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