The first half of the book, though, relies heavily on quotes from Burns's letters, often strung together with little transition or narrative logic.
That Ms. Abbott had her father’s own words to draw upon certainly adds traction to the work. But it is Alysia Abbott’s voice that is the more melodic of the two, the one that draws us in and bids us listen.
...a prolonged and unsentimental backward glance...
The Canadian writer Sheila Heti brings a...mix of artistic ambition, generational self-awareness and humorous deflation to her novel "How Should a Person Be?"
A cook’s tour through the passions of an expert whose style is as eclectic as his subject matter.
While many readers will admire her enthusiasm, a pronouncement of ultimate victory seems premature at best.
The volume will have particular appeal to readers of gender studies, but these stories ultimately prove that true partnership is gender blind.
This cri de coeur, which appears in a letter to her estranged daughter and grandchildren, suggests that Bornstein has made real sacrifices to follow her own advice, and can therefore dispense it with integrity.
You come away from this biography surprised less by the larksome adventures than by his incorruptible work ethic.
At no point in the book does Lynch say anything negative about a single person...
Armistead Maupin's love letter to gay San Francisco.
It’s standard mystery fare, but with enough panache to be entertaining.
Picoult abandons her usual efforts to present an equal view of both sides of an issue—Max is a pitiful right-wing puppet; Zoe, Vanessa, and their attorney are saintly...
This book is rich in detail of both the essential normalcy and the difficulties of a young person with cerebral palsy.
Masterful in evoking everything from the good life in L.A. to the bleaker one on the Great Plains, and even to dreams of the dead: a saga of redemption tenderly and terrifically told.