Book Review

Book Review: Upper West Side Story

Nov 11, 2015

It took Susan Pashman 14 years to complete Upper West Side Story, a novel about race relations and “urban parenting.” Life intervened, she says: marriage, children, but she must know that her tale now could not be more timely.

Book Review: All The Truth Is Out

Mar 12, 2015

The presidential aspirations of former U.S. Senator Gary Hart of Colorado were destroyed by a sex scandal back in 1987.  But Author Matt Bai says that wasn’t the only casualty.  Bai is a former chief political correspondent for the New York Times Magazine and a native of Trumbull, Connecticut.   In his new book he says the Gary Hart sex scandal led to the decline of journalistic ethics and the rise of tabloid reporting.   Book critic Joan Baum has this review.

Book Review: The Zone Of Interest

Jan 27, 2015

Book critic Joan Baum has this review of a novel set in a concentration camp understood as Auschwitz, the Nazis' most notorious death camp.

Book Review: The Social Climber's Bible

Jan 13, 2015

A new book called The Social Climber's Bible mocks the idea of climbing the social ladder, but also tells you how to do it. Book critic Joan Baum has this review.

Book Review: A Billion Ways to Die

Oct 18, 2014

Author Chris Knopf has reunited an unlikely couple for a third adventure in his newest murder mystery. Book critic Joan Baum has this review.