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Institutional Intelligence
21 November 2017

Book Review: Institutional Intelligence

Institutional Intelligence: How to Build an Effective Organization by Gordon T. Smith (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2017. 224 pp) Gordon T…

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
08 November 2017

Book Review: Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach: A Novel by Jennifer Egan (New York: Scribner, 2017…

Fresh Complaint by Jeffrey Eugenides
29 October 2017

Book Review: Fresh Complaint

Fresh Complaint: Stories by Jeffrey Eugenides (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017…

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
15 October 2017

Book Review: Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus: 1818 Text by Mary Shelley, edited by Marilyn Butler (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008; originally published in 1818…

Goodbye, Vitamin, by Rachel Khong.
01 October 2017

Book Review: Goodbye, Vitamin

Goodbye, Vitamin: A Novel by Rachel Khong (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2017…

Iowa Review 47 1
27 September 2017

Properly Introduced: “Train Juju”

“Train Juju” by Iheoma Nwachukwu in The Iowa Review 47/1 “Presently, he reassembled his family. It made Corporal Nwafanim happy…

Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman
16 September 2017

Book Review: Pigeon English

Pigeon English: A Novel by Stephen Kelman (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011. 288 pp) Stephen Kelman was born in Luton in 1976…

Tin House Volume 18 Number 4
05 September 2017

Properly Introduced: “Sea Girls”

“Sea Girls” by Daniel Wallace in Tin House: Volume 18, Number 4 “I met her on the beach, standing beside the body of a mermaid that had washed ashore…

Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
02 September 2017

Book Review: Frog Music

Frog Music: A Novel by Emma Donoghue (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2014. 410 pp) Emma Donoghue was born in Dublin, Ireland to Frances and Denis Donoghue…

Tenth of December by George Saunders
25 August 2017

Book Review: Tenth of December

Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders (New York: Random House, 2013…

McSweeneys 47
18 August 2017

Properly Introduced: “Steps”

“Steps” by Mona Simpson in McSweeney’s 47 “I didn’t believe in forgiveness, particularly…

Iowa Review
16 August 2017

Properly Introduced: “Bang!”

“Bang!” by Sarah Coates in The Iowa Review “Bombs happen. Lots of then. Most places in the world are made of fire…

Tin House Volume 18, Number 2
13 August 2017

Properly Introduced: “The Tomb of Wrestling”

“The Tomb of Wrestling” by Jo Ann Beard in Tin House “She struck her attacker in the head with a shovel, a small one that she normally kept in the tr…

09 August 2017

Book Review: High Dive

High Dive: A Novel by Jonathan Lee (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016…

Differently by Alice Munro
06 August 2017

Properly Introduced: “Differently”

“Differently” by Alice Munro in The New Yorker  “Georgia once took a creative-writing course, and what the instructor told her was: Too many things…

The Meaning of Jesus
04 August 2017

Book Review: The Meaning of Jesus

The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions by Marcus J. Borg and N.T. Wright (New York: Harper One, 1999…

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
20 July 2017

Book Review: Exit West

Exit West: A Novel by Mohsin Hamid (New York: Riverhead Books, 2017…

To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
11 July 2017

Book Review: To the Bright Edge of the World

To the Bright Edge of the World: A Novel by Eowyn Ivey (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2016…

Between Heaven and Mirth by James Martin
06 July 2017

Book Review: Between Heaven and Mirth

Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life by James Martin, SJ (New York: Harper One, 2011. 272 pp) Rev…

Patter Recognition by William Gibson
26 June 2017

Book Review: Pattern Recognition

Pattern Recognition: A Novel by William Gibson (New York: Putnam, 2003. 362 pp) William Gibson is an American-Canadian science fiction novelist…

The Honest Truth about Dishonesty by Dan Ariely
21 June 2017

Book Review: The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty

The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone—Especially Ourselves by Dan Ariely (New York: Harper Perennial, 2012. 318 pp) Dan Ariely is the James B…

American Appetites by Joyce Carol Oates
30 May 2017

Book Review: American Appetites

American Appetites: A Novel by Joyce Carol Oates (New York: Dutton, 1989. 340 pp) Born in Lockport, New York, Joyce Carol Oates earned her B.A…

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
07 May 2017

Book Review: Ready Player One

Ready Player One: A Novel by Ernest Cline (New York: Broadway Books, 2011. 376 pp) Ernest Cline is a screenwriter, spoken-word artist, and full-time geek…

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
04 May 2017

Book Review: Before the Fall

Before the Fall: A Novel by Noah Hawley (New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2016…

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
28 April 2017

Book Review: Freedom

Freedom: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2010. 576 pp) Jonathan Franzen is an American author…

Silence by Endo
08 April 2017

Book Review: Silence

Silence: A Novel by Shūsaku Endō, translated by William Johnston (New York: Picador, 2016; originally published in 1969…

The Nix by Nathan Hill
27 March 2017

Book Review: The Nix

The Nix: A Novel by Nathan Hill (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016…

Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren
21 March 2017

Book Review: Liturgy of the Ordinary

Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life by Tish Harrison Warren (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2016…

Smoke by Dan Vyleta
11 March 2017

Book Review: Smoke

Smoke: A Novel by Dan Vyleta (New York: Doubleday, 2016. 448 pp) Dan Vyleta has lived in Germany, Canada, the USA, and the UK…

The Real Madrid Way
05 March 2017

Book Review: The Real Madrid Way

The Real Madrid Way: How Values Created the Most Successful Sports Team on the Planet by Steven G. Mandis (Dallas: BenBella Books, 2016. 344 pp) Steven G…

The Throwback Special
13 February 2017

Book Review: The Throwback Special

The Throwback Special: A Novel by Chris Bachelder (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2016. 213 pp) Chris Bachelder is the author of Bear v. Shark, U.S…

You Are What You Love by James K. A. Smith
16 January 2017

Book Review: You Are What You Love

You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit by James K. A. Smith (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2016. 224 pp) James K. A…

Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers
08 January 2017

Book Review: Heroes of the Frontier

Heroes of the Frontier: A Novel by Dave Eggers (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016…

Moonglow by Michael Chabon
30 December 2016

Book Review: Moonglow

Moonglow: A Novel by Michael Chabon (New York: Harper, 2016…

The Twelve by Justin Cronin
27 December 2016

Book Review: The Twelve

The Twelve: A Novel by Justin Cronin (New York: Ballantine Books, 2012…

Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
18 December 2016

Book Review: Man’s Search for Meaning

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl, translated by Ilse Lasch (Boston: Beacon Press, 1959, 1962, 1984, 1992, and 2006…

Confident Pluralism by John Inazu
16 December 2016

Book Review: Confident Pluralism

Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving through Deep Difference by John D. Inazu (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2016. 176 pp) John D…

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
26 November 2016

Book Review: Homegoing

Homegoing: A Novel by Yaa Gyasi (New York: Knopf, 2016. 320 pp) Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama…

Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer
15 November 2016

Book Review: Here I Am

Here I Am: A Novel by Jonathan Safran Foer (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2016. 592 pp) Born in Washington, D.C…

The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
01 November 2016

Book Review: The Price of Salt

The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith (New York: Dover Publications, 2015; originally published in 1952…

The Art of War by Sun-tzu
14 October 2016

Book Review: The Art of War

The Art of War by Sun-tzu; translated by Ralph D. Sawyer (New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1994…

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
20 September 2016

Book Review: The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead (New York: Doubleday, 2016. 320 pp) Colson Whitehead was born in 1969 and raised in Manhattan…

LaRose by Louise Erdrich
06 September 2016

Book Review: LaRose

LaRose: A Novel by Louise Erdrich (New York: Harper, 2016…

The Big Picture by Sean Carroll
02 August 2016

Book Review: The Big Picture

The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself by Sean Carroll (New York: Dutton, 2016…

Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff
24 June 2016

Book Review: Lovecraft Country

Lovecraft Country: A Novel by Matt Ruff (New York: Harper, 2016. 384 pp) Matt Ruff (b…

Home by Marilynne Robinson
09 June 2016

Book Review: Home

Home: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson (New York: Picador, 2008. 336 pp) Born in Sandpoint, Idaho, Marilynne Robinson earned her B.A. at Pembroke College and her Ph.D…

Moral Man and Immoral Society by Reinhold Niebuhr
28 May 2016

Book Review: Moral Man & Immoral Society

Moral Man & Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics by Reinhold Niebuhr (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001; originally published in 1932…

Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist
15 May 2016

Book Review: Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist: A Novel by Sunil Yapa (New York: Lee Boudreaux Books, 2016. 320 pp) Sunil Yapa is a Sri Lankan American author…

The Children's Hospital by Chris Adrian
04 May 2016

Book Review: The Children’s Hospital

The Children’s Hospital by Chris Adrian (San Francisco: McSweeney’s Books, 2006…

The Making of the Zombie Wars by Aleksandar Hemon
23 April 2016

Book Review: The Making of the Zombie Wars

The Making of the Zombie Wars: A Novel by Aleksandar Hemon (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2015…

In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri
05 April 2016

Book Review: In Other Words

In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri; translated by Ann Goldstein (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016…

The Accidental Executive by Al Erisman
03 April 2016

Book Review: The Accidental Executive

The Accidental Executive: Lessons on Business, Faith, and Calling from the Life of Joseph by Albert M. Erisman (Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 2015…

The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco
22 March 2016

Book Review: The Prague Cemetery

The Prague Cemetery: A Novel by Umberto Eco; translated by Richard Dixon (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011…

Art in Action by Nicholas Wolterstorff
05 March 2016

Book Review: Art in Action

Art in Action: Toward a Christian Aesthetic by Nicholas Wolterstorff (Grand Rapids: W. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1980…

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
29 February 2016

Book Review: The Age of Miracles

The Age of Miracles: A Novel by Karen Thompson Walker (New York: Random House, 2012. 278 pp) Karen Thompson Walker was born in San Diego, California…

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
08 February 2016

Book Review: Blood Meridian

Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy (New York: Vintage, 2010, originally published in 1985…

Rust by Jonathan Waldman
02 February 2016

Book Review: Rust

Rust: The Longest War by Jonathan Waldman (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015…

Aquarium by David Vann
12 January 2016

Book Review: Aquarium

Aquarium by David Vann (New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2015…

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
05 January 2016

Book Review: The Heart Goes Last

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood (New York: Nan A. Talese, 2015…

The Passage by Justin Cronin
28 December 2015

Book Review: The Passage

The Passage: A Novel by Justin Cronin (New York: Ballantine Books, 2014…

19 December 2015

Book Review: The Cider House Rules

The Cider House Rules: A Novel by John Irving (New York: William Morrow and Company, 1985…

Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell
08 December 2015

Book Review: Plot & Structure

Plot & Structure: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting a Plot that Grips Readers from Start to Finish by James Scott Bell (Cincinnati: Writer’s Digest Books, 20…

Pictures from Brueghel by William Carlos Williams
25 November 2015

Book Review: Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems

Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems: Collected Poems 1950-1962 by William Carlos Williams (New York: New Directions, 1962…

The Gospel According to Jesus Christ
14 November 2015

Book Review: The Gospel According to Jesus Christ

The Gospel According to Jesus Christ by José Saramago; translated by Giovanni Pontiero (Orlando: Harcourt, Inc., 1991…

The Mystery of the Lost Cezanne by M.L Longworth
05 November 2015

Book Review: The Mystery of the Lost Cézanne

The Mystery of the Lost Cézanne: A Verlaque and Bonnet Mystery by M. L. Longworth (New York: Penguin Books, 2015. 320 pp) M. L…

The Road by Cormac McCarthy
14 October 2015

Book Review: The Road

The Road by Cormac McCarthy (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. 256 pp) Cormac McCarthy was born in Rhode Island in 1933…

American Pastoral by Philip Roth
27 September 2015

Book Review: American Pastoral

American Pastoral by Philip Roth (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997. 423 pp) Philip Roth is a novelist born in Newark, New Jersey…

Rain by Cynthia Barnett
23 September 2015

Book Review: Rain

Rain: A Natural and Cultural History by Cynthia Barnett (New York: Crown Publishers, 2015…

The Report by Jessica Francis Kane
17 September 2015

Book Review: The Report

The Report: A Novel by Jessica Francis Kane (Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2010. 240 pp) Born in Berkeley, CA, Jessica Francis Kane graduate from Yale University…

The Whispering Muse by Sjon
05 September 2015

Book Review: The Whispering Muse

The Whispering Muse: A Novel by Sjón; translated by Victoria Cribb (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012; originally published in 2005…

Strategy by Lawrence Freedman
29 August 2015

Book Review: Strategy

Strategy: A History by Lawrence Freedman (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013…

Calling & Clarity by Doug Koskela
22 August 2015

Book Review: Calling & Clarity

Calling & Clarity: Discovering What God Wants for Your Life by Doug Koskela (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2015…

Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury
16 August 2015

Book Review: Zen in the Art of Writing

Zen in the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity by Ray Bradbury (Santa Barbara: Joshua Odell Editions, 1994…

10 August 2015

Book Review: The Martian

The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir (New York: Broadway Books, 2014…

When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
04 August 2015

Book Review: When She Woke

When She Woke: A Novel by Hillary Jordan (Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 2011. 368 pp) Hillary Jordan earned her B.A…

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
17 July 2015

Book Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: A Novel by Mark Haddon (New York: Vintage, 2003…

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
08 July 2015

Book Review: Gilead

Gilead: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson (New York: Picador, 2004. 247 pp) Born in Sandpoint, Idaho, Marilynne Robinson earned her B.A. at Pembroke College and her Ph.D…

The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen
08 June 2015

Book Review: The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet

The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet: A Novel by Reif Larsen (New York: Penguin Books, 2009…

The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton
31 May 2015

Book Review: The Ball and the Cross

The Ball and The Cross by G. K. Chesterton (New York: Dover Publications, 1995; originally published in 1910. 178 pp) G. K…

The Fabric of this World by Lee Hardy
26 May 2015

Book Review: The Fabric of this World

The Fabric of this World: Inquiries into Calling, Career Choice, and the Design of Human Work by Lee Hardy (Grand Rapids: W.B. Eerdman’s Publishing, 1990…

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
08 May 2015

Book Review: The Buried Giant

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. 336 pp) Born in 1954 in Nagasaki, Japan, Kazuo Ishiguro moved with his family to England in 1960…

Swamplandia! by Karen Rusell
25 April 2015

Book Review: Swamplandia!

Swamplandia!: A Novel by Karen Russell (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011…

Red or Dead by David Peace
19 April 2015

Book Review: Red or Dead

Red or Dead: A Novel by David Peace (Brooklyn: Melville House Publishing, 2014…

The Yellow Arrow by Victor Pelevin
19 March 2015

Book Review: The Yellow Arrow

The Yellow Arrow by Victor Pelevin; translated by Andrew Bromfield (New York: New Directions, 1996; originally published in 1993…

Zoli by Colum McCan
09 March 2015

Book Review: Zoli

Zoli: A Novel by Colum McCann (New York: Random House, 2006. 368 pp) Colum McCann was born in Ireland in 1965…

American Gods by Neil Gaiman
28 February 2015

Book Review: American Gods

American Gods: Author’s Preferred Text by Neil Gaiman (New York: William Morrow, 2011; originally published in 2001…

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
08 February 2015

Book Review: Station Eleven

Station Eleven: A Novel by Emily St. John Mandel (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014. 448 pp) Emily St…

26 January 2015

Book Review: Unbecoming

Unbecoming: A Novel by Rebecca Scherm (New York: Viking Press, 2015…

Of Mice and Men
24 January 2015

Book Review: Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men: Steinbeck Centennial Edition by John Steinbeck (New York: Penguin Books, 2002; originally published in 1937…

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
21 January 2015

Book Review: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk: A Novel by Ben Fountain (New York: Ecco, 2012. 320 pp) Ben Fountain is the author of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara…

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
11 January 2015

Book Review: State of Wonder

State of Wonder: A Novel by Ann Patchett (New York: First Harper Perennial Olive Edition, 2014; originally published in 2012…

Ghosts by Cesar Aira
06 January 2015

Book Review: Ghosts

Ghosts by César Aira; translated by Chris Andrews (New York: New Directions, 2009; originally published in 1990…

A Dance with Dragons
03 January 2015

Book Review: A Dance with Dragons

A Dance with Dragons: Book Five of a Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin (New York: Bantam Books, 2011. 1152 pp) George R. R…

The Kingdom Net by Joseph Castleberry
26 December 2014

Book Review: The Kingdom Net

The Kingdom Net: Learning to Network like Jesus by Joseph Castleberry (Springfield: My Healthy Church, 2013…

The Happiest People in the World
05 December 2014

Book Review: The Happiest People in the World

The Happiest People in the World: A Novel by Brock Clarke (Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 2014…

Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
22 November 2014

Book Review: Horrorstör

Horrorstör: A Novel by Grady Hendrix (Philadelphia: Quirk Books, 2014…

The Rise & Fall of Great Powers
20 November 2014

Book Review: The Rise & Fall of Great Powers

The Rise & Fall of Great Powers: A Novel by Tom Rachman (New York: Dial Press, 2014. 400 pp) Tom Rachman was born in London in 1974 and raised in Vancouver…

Raising Boys By Design
09 November 2014

Book Review: Raising Boys By Design

Raising Boys by Design: What the Bible and Brain Science Reveal About What Your Son Needs to Thrive by Gregory L…

What We See When We Read
07 November 2014

Book Review: What We See When We Read

What We See When We Read: A Phenomenology with Illustrations by Peter Mendelsund (New York: Vintage Books, 2014…

The Secret Place by Tana French
27 October 2014

Book Review: The Secret Place

The Secret Place: A Novel by Tana French (New York: Viking, 2014. 529 pp) Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the U.S…

The Organized Mind by Daniel J. Levitin
15 October 2014

Book Review: The Organized Mind

The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel J. Levitin (New York: Dutton, 2014. 512 pp) Daniel J. Levitin earned a B.A…

12 October 2014

Book Review: The Human Body

The Human Body by Paolo Giordano, translated by Anne Milano Appel (New York: Viking Press, 2014…

The Farm By Tom Rob Smith
30 September 2014

Book Review: The Farm

The Farm by Tom Rob Smith (New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2014. 368 pp) Tom Rob Smith was born in 1979 to a Swedish mother and an English father…

The Hundred-Year House
05 August 2014

Book Review: The Hundred-Year House

The Hundred-Year House: A Novel by Rebecca Makkai (New York: Viking, 2014…

30 July 2014

Book Review: The Magician’s Land

The Magician’s Land: A Novel by Lev Grossman (New York: Viking Press, 2014…

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
26 July 2014

Book Review: Gone Girl

Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn (New York: Crown Publishers, 2012…

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris
19 July 2014

Book Review: To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour: A Novel by Joshua Ferris (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2014…

Oh Pure and Radiant Heart by Lydia Millet
05 July 2014

Book Review: Oh Pure and Radiant Heart

Oh Pure and Radiant Heart by Lydia Millet (Brooklyn: Soft Skull Press, 2005. 532 pp) Lydia Millet has a master’s in environmental policy from Duke University…

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
24 June 2014

Book Review: Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (New York: Anchor Books, 1994; originally published in 1959. 209 pp) Chinua Achebe was born in Nigeria in 1930…

MaddAddam HBO
08 June 2014

5 Questions about MaddAddam and HBO

On Believability Two of my favorites look to be joining forces…

One More Thing by B.J. Novak
16 May 2014

Book Review: One More Thing

One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B. J. Novak (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014. 288 pp) B.J…

Foundation and Empire
12 May 2014

Book Review: Foundation and Empire

Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov (New York: Everyman’s Library, 2010; originally published in 1952…

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahirir
30 April 2014

Book Review: The Lowland

The Lowland: A Novel by Jhumpa Lahiri (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013…

Arabian Nights and Days by Naguib Mahfouz
18 April 2014

Book Review: Arabian Nights & Days

Arabian Nights & Days: A Novel by Naguib Mahfouz; translated by Denys Johnson-Davies (New York: Anchor Books, 1995; originally published in 1982…

10 April 2014

Book Review: Leaving the Sea

Leaving the Sea: Stories by Ben Marcus (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014. 271 pp) Ben Marcus is the author of The Age of Wire and String and Notable American Women…

Great House by Nicole Krauss
09 April 2014

Book Review: Great House

Great House: A Novel by Nicole Krauss (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2010…

Book Review: <em>The Fabric of Faithfulness</em>
06 April 2014

Book Review: The Fabric of Faithfulness

The Fabric of Faithfulness: Weaving Together Belief and Behavior by Steven Garber (Downers Grove: IVP Books, 1996. 222 pp) Dr…

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
23 March 2014

Book Review: Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls

Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls: Essays, Etc. by David Sedaris (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2013…

Book Review: <em>Youth Without God</em>
20 March 2014

Book Review: Youth Without God

Youth Without God by Ödön von Horváth, translated by R. Wills Thomas (Brooklyn: Melville House Publishing, 2012; originally published in 1939…

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
16 March 2014

Book Review: The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2013…

14 March 2014

Book Discussion: Jayber Crow

Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry (Berkeley: Counterpoint Press, 2000. 363 pp) Wendell Berry is the author of fifty books of poetry, fiction, and essays…

Elders by Ryan McIlvain
20 February 2014

Book Review: Elders

Elders: A Novel by Ryan McIlvain (London: Hogarth, 2013.  304 pp) Ryan McIlvain was born in Utah and raised in Massachusetts…

Surprised by Hope by N. T. Wright
14 February 2014

Book Review: Surprised by Hope

Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church by N. T. Wright (New York: HarperOne, 2008.  352 pp) N.T…

08 February 2014

Book Review : The Crane Wife

The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness (New York: Penguin Press, 2014…

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
07 February 2014

Book Review: Invisible Man

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (New York: Vintage International, 1995; originally published in 1952…

The Childhood of Jesus by J. M. Coetzee
29 January 2014

Book Review: The Childhood of Jesus

The Childhood of Jesus by J. M. Coetzee (New York: Viking, 2013. 288 pp) John Maxwell (J. M.) Coetzee is a Nobel-Prize-winning author of South African descent…

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
14 January 2014

Book Review: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay: A Novel by Michael Chabon (New York: Random House, 2000…

No Thanks by E. E. Cummings
08 January 2014

Book Review: No Thanks

No Thanks by E. E. Cummings (New York: Liveright, 1998; originally published in 1935. 288 pp) Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, E. E…

31 December 2013

Andrew’s Top Books of 2013

As the end of the year dictates, I have compiled my top reads of 2013…

31 December 2013

Book Review: Flowers for Algernon

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (New York: Harcourt, 1994. 311 pp) Daniel Keyes was born in Brooklyn, New York, and received his B.A. and M.A…

21 December 2013

Guest Book Review: A Canticle for Liebowitz

A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. (New York: Harper Collins, 1986. 334 pp) Walter M. Miller, Jr…

20 December 2013

Book Review: Love In The Time Of Cholera

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Márquez (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. 422 pp) Gabriel García Márquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia, in 1927…

MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
17 December 2013

Book Review: MaddAddam

MaddAddam: A Novel by Margaret Atwood (New York: Nan A. Talese, 2013…

17 December 2013

Book Review: Doomed

Doomed by Chuck Palahniuk (New York: Doubleday, 2013. 329 pp) Chuck Palahniuk is an American essayist and novelist most known for his novel Fight Club…

A Feast of Crows by George R. R. Martin
26 November 2013

Book Review: A Feast for Crows

A Feast for Crows: Book Four of a Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin (New York: Bantam Books, 2005. 1,104 pp) George R. R…

Every Good Endeavor by Timothy Keller
22 November 2013

Book Review: Every Good Endeavor

Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work by Timothy Keller and Katherine Leary Alsdorf (New York: Dutton, 2012…

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
16 November 2013

Book Review: Middlesex

Middlesex: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002…

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
11 November 2013

Book Discussion: The Jungle

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair (New York: Penguin Books, 2006; originally published in 1906. 464 pp) Upton Sinclair is an American author born in 1878…

Stag's Leap by Sharon Olds
07 November 2013

Book Review: Stag’s Leap

Stag’s Leap: Poems by Sharon Olds (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012…

Quiet by Susan Cain
01 November 2013

Book Review: Quiet

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain (New York: Broadway Paperbacks, 2012…

26 October 2013

Book Review:Cooked

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan (New York: Penguin Press, 2013…

Montana 1948 by Larry Watson
18 October 2013

Book Review: Montana 1948

Montana 1948: A Novel by Larry Watson (Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 1993…

Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon
07 October 2013

Book Review: Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice: A Novel by Thomas Pynchon (New York: The Penguin Press, 2009. 384 pp) Thomas Pynchon is a reclusive American novelist…

Foundation by Isaac Asimov
02 October 2013

Book Discussion: Foundation

Foundation by Isaac Asimov (New York: Everyman’s Library, 2010; originally published in 1951…

The Emperor of all Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
24 September 2013

Book Review: The Emperor of all Maladies

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee (London: Fourth Estate, 2011…

Battleborn by Claire Vaye Watkins
19 September 2013

Book Review: Battleborn

Battleborn: Stories by Claire Vaye Watkins (New York: Riverhead Books, 2012…

Collected Poems by Dylan Thomas
16 September 2013

Book Review: Collected Poems

Collected Poems by Dylan Thomas (New York: New Directions, 2010; originally published in 1953…

Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal
09 September 2013

Book Review: Too Loud a Solitude

Too Loud a Solitude: A Novel by Bohumil Hrabal; translated by Michael Henry Heim (San Diego: Harcourt, Inc., 1990; originally published in 1976…

Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe
20 August 2013

Book Review: Back to Blood

Back to Blood: A Novel by Tom Wolfe (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2012. 720 pp) Tom Wolfe is an American author born and raised in Richmond, Virginia…

Moby Dick by Herman Melville
17 August 2013

Book Discussion: Moby-Dick: or, the Whale

Moby-Dick: Or, the Whale by Herman Melville (New York: Penguin Classics, 1992; originally published in 1851…

14 August 2013

Book Review: Snow Hunters

Snow Hunters: A Novel by Paul Yoon (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2013. 194 pp) Paul Yoon was born in New York City…

06 August 2013

Book Review: A Marker To Measure Drift

A Marker to Measure Drift: A Novel by Alexander Maksik (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. 222 pp) Alexander Maksik is the author of the novel You Deserve Nothing…

01 August 2013

Book Review : The Son

The Son: A Novel by Philipp Meyer (New York: Harper Collins, 2013…

American Sniper by Chris Kyle
01 August 2013

Book Review: American Sniper

American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice (New York: William Morrow, 2012…

30 July 2013

Book Review: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena: A Novel by Anthony Marra (New York: Hogarth, 2013. 384 pp)…

What Matters? Economics for a Renewed Commonwealth by Wendell Berry
28 July 2013

Book Review: What Matters?

What Matters? Economics for a Renewed Commonwealth by Wendell Berry (Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2010…

26 July 2013

Book Review: Real Talk For Real Teachers

Real Talk for Real Teachers by Rafe Esquith (New York: Viking, 2013. 316 pp)…

The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
23 July 2013

Book Review: The Psychopath Test

The Psychopath Test: A Journey through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson (London: Picador, 2012. 288 pp) Jon Ronson is a Welsh journalist, author, and documentarian…

22 July 2013

Book Review: Crux

Crux by Jeremiah Webster (Unpublished, 2012. 57 pp) Jeremiah Webster is currently an english professor at Northwest University in Kirkland, WA…

The Promise by Chaim Potok
22 June 2013

Book Review: The Promise

The Promise: A Novel by Chaim Potok (New York: Anchor Books, 1969. 384 pp) Chaim Potok was born in Buffalo, New York in 1929…

NW by Zadie Smith
13 June 2013

Book Review: NW

NW: A Novel by Zadie Smith (New York: The Penguin Press, 2012. 416 pp) Zadie Smith was born in London. She went to King’s College, Cambridge University…

08 June 2013

Book Review: The Boys in the Boat

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown (New York: Viking Press, 2013…

A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
05 June 2013

Book Review: A Storm of Swords

A Storm of Swords: Booke Three of a Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin (New York: Bantam Books, 2000. 1216 pp) George R. R…

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
03 June 2013

Book Review: Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest: A Novel by David Foster Wallace (New York: Little, Brown, and Company, 1996…

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Mate, Where Pen Meets Paper, Donovan Richards
31 May 2013

Book Review: In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction by Gabor Maté (Berkely: North Atlantic Books, 2008…

God of the Oppressed by James Cone
13 May 2013

Book Review: God of the Oppressed

God of the Oppressed by James H. Cone (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1975. 300 pp) James H. Cone is the Charles A…

10 May 2013

Book Review: Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution

Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution by Nathaniel Philibrick (New York: Viking, 2013…

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid Where Pen Meets Paper
10 May 2013

Book Review: The Reluctant Fundamentalist

The Reluctant Fundamentalist: A Novel by Mohsin Hamid (Orlando: Harcourt, Inc., 2007…

Hikikomori and the Rental Sister Where Pen Meets Paper
03 May 2013

Book Review: Hikikomori and the Rental Sister

Hikikomori and the Rental Sister: A Novel by Jeff Backhaus (Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 2013…

27 April 2013

Book Review: The Humanity Project

The Humanity Project: A Novel by Jean Thompson (New York:  Blue Rider Press, 2013…

20 April 2013

Book Review: A Thousand Pardons

A Thousand Pardons: A Novel by Jonathan Dee (New York: Random House, 2013…

Ghana Must Go, Where Pen Meets Paper, Book Review
17 April 2013

Book Review: Ghana Must Go

Ghana Must Go: A Novel by Taiye Selasi (New York: The Penguin Press, 2013. 336 pp) Taiye Selasi was born in London and raised in Massachusetts. She holds a B.A…

02 April 2013

Book Review: When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man

When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man by Nick Dybek (New York: Riverhead, 2012…

How Soccer Explains the World by Franklin Foer
01 April 2013

Book Review: How Soccer Explains the World

How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization by Franklin Foer (New York: Harper Collins, 2004…

22 March 2013

Book Review: Love Is a Dog from Hell

Love Is a Dog from Hell: Poems, 1974-1977 by Charles Bukowski (New York: Ecco, 2003; originally published in 1977…

09 March 2013

Book Review: Cat’s Cradle

Cat’s Cradle: A Novel by Kurt Vonnegut (New York: Dial Press, 1998; originally published in 1963…

03 March 2013

Book Review: Paterson

Paterson: Revised Edition by William Carlos Williams, prepared by Christopher MacGowan (New York: New Directions, 1992; originally published from 1946-1958…

27 February 2013

Book Review: Middle Men

Middle Men: Stories by Jim Gavin (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2013…

18 February 2013

Book Review: Flight Behavior

Flight Behavior: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver (New York: Harper Collins, 2012…

13 February 2013

Book Review: Vampires in the Lemon Grove

Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. 243 pp) Karen Russell is an American novelist…

Book Review: <em>Unceasing Worship</em>
11 February 2013

Book Review: Unceasing Worship

Unceasing Worship: Biblical Perspectives on Worship and the Arts by Harold M. Best (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2003. 226 pp) With a D.S.M…

05 February 2013

Book Review: Insane City

Insane City: A Novel by Dave Barry (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2013…

02 February 2013

Book Review: Execution

Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan (New York: Crown Publishing, 2009 Revised Edition. 320 pp) Larry Bossidy earned a B.A…

30 January 2013

Book Review: Lost Everything

Lost Everything by Brian Francis Slattery (New York: Tom Doherty Associates, 2012. 304 pp) Brian Francis Slattery was born and raised in upstate New York…

26 January 2013

Book Review: The Dude and the Zen Master

The Dude and the Zen Master by Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman (New York: Penguin Group, 2013…

25 January 2013

Book Review: Come in and Cover me

Come in and Cover Me: A Novel by Gin Phillips (New York: Riverhead Books, 2012…

23 January 2013

Book Review: Sacré Bleu

Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d’Art by Christopher Moore (New York: William Morrow, 2012…

14 January 2013

Book Review: Me and the Devil

Me and the Devil: A Novel by Nick Tosches (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2012…

12 January 2013

Book Review: Hound of the Baskervilles

The Complete Sherlock Holmes: Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (New York: Barnes & Noble, Inc., 2009…

12 January 2013

Book Review: Telegraph Avenue

Telegraph Avenue: A Novel by Michael Chabon (New York: Harper, 2012…

05 January 2013

Book Review: This Is How You Lose Her

This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz (New York: Riverhead Books, 2012…

29 December 2012

Book Review: The Corrections

The Corrections: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001. 576 pp) Jonathan Franzen is an American author…

24 December 2012

Donovan’s Top Books of 2012

As the end of the year dictates (December is a grumpy and demanding month), I have compiled my top reads of 2012…

24 December 2012

Andrew’s Top Books of 2012

This year, both Donovan and I decided to break out lists up into separate posts.  As it turns out, we both read quite a bit…

17 December 2012

Book Discussion: The Round House

The Round House by Louise Erdrich (New York: HarperCollins, 2012…

17 December 2012

Book Review: Blindness

Blindness by José Saramago; translated by Giovanni Pontiero (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.  672 pp…

15 December 2012

Book Review: The Quiet American

The Quiet American by Graham Greene (New York: The Penguin Group, 2012…

07 December 2012

Book Review: Confessions of a Pagan Nun

Confessions of a Pagan Nun: A Novel by Kate Horsley (Boston: Shambhala, 2001…

04 December 2012

Book Review: Tulips & Chimneys

Tulips & Chimneys by E. E. Cummings (New York: Liveright, 1996; originally published in 1923. 208 pp) Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, E. E…

30 November 2012

Book Review: The Casual Vacancy

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling (Little, Brown & Company, 2012. 512 pp) J.K…

27 November 2012

Book Review: Varamo

Varamo by César Aira; translated by Chris Andrews (New York: New Directions, 2012; originally published in 2002…

24 November 2012

Book Group: Dracula

Dracula by Bram Stoker (New York: Penguin Classics, 2003; originally published in 1897…

22 November 2012

Book Review: Mr. Fox

Mr. Fox: A Novel by Helen Oyeyemi (New York: Riverhead Books, 2011…

14 November 2012

Book Review: Money, Greed, and God

Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem by Jay W. Richards (New York: HarperOne, 2009. 272 pp) Jay Richards, Ph.D…

07 November 2012

Book Review: Catch-22

Catch-22: A Novel by Joseph Heller (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996; originally published in 1955. 544 pp) Born in Brooklyn, Joseph Heller joined the U.S…

06 November 2012

Book Review: Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands

Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change by Paul David Tripp (Phillipsburg: P&R Publishing, 2002…

03 November 2012

Book Review: How People Change

How People Change by Timothy S. Lane and Paul David Tripp (Greensboro: New Growth Press, 2006. 255 pp) Timothy S…

24 October 2012

Book Review: A Whole New Mind

A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age by Daniel H. Pink (New York: Riverhead Books, 2005…

19 October 2012

Book Review: Shop Class as Soulcraft

Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work by Matthew B. Crawford (New York: The Penguin Press, 2009. 256 pp) Matthew B…

15 October 2012

Book Review: Embassytown

Embassytown by China Miéville (New York: Del Rey, 2011…

14 October 2012

Book Review: Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys

Useless Landscape, or a Guide for Boys: Poems by D. A. Powell (Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2012. 110 pp) D. A…

11 October 2012

Book Review: The Supper of the Lamb

The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection by Robert Farrar Capon; edited by Ruth Reichl (New York: The Modern Library, 2002; originally published in 1967…

10 October 2012

Book Review: Alif The Unseen

Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson (New York: Grove Press, 2012. 431 pp) G. Willow Wilson is an American author who divides her time between the US and Egypt…

06 October 2012

Book Group: The Revisionists

The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen (New York: Mulholland Books, 2011. 448 pp) Born in Rhode Island, Thomas Mullen graduated from Oberlin College…

02 October 2012

Book Review: Endpoint and Other Poems

Endpoint and Other Poems by John Updike (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. 112 pp) John Updike was born in 1932, in Shillington, Pennsylvania…

29 September 2012

Book Review: The Keep

The Keep: A Novel by Jennifer Egan (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. 272 pp) Born in Chicago, Jennifer Egan spent her formative years in San Francisco…

29 September 2012

Book Review: The Nasty Bits

The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones (New York, Bloombury Publishing, 2006…

17 September 2012

Book Review: Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas: A Novel by David Mitchell (New York: Random House, 2004. 528 pp) David Mitchell is an English author most noted for his fiction…

05 September 2012

Book Review: The Blind Assassin

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood (New York: Nan A. Talese, 2000…

28 August 2012

Book Review: Brain Rules

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina (Seattle: Pear Press, 2008…

24 August 2012

Book Review: Strength to Love

Strength to Love by Martin Luther King, Jr. (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1963. 192 pp) Born in 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr…

20 August 2012

Book Review: Fooling Houdini

Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind by Alex Stone (New York: Harper Collins, 2012…

13 August 2012

Book Review: Disgrace

Disgrace: A Novel by J. M. Coetzee (New York: Viking, 1999. 224 pp) John Maxwell (J. M.) Coetzee is a Nobel-Prize-winning author of South African descent…

07 August 2012

Book Review: The Plague

The Plague by Albert Camus; translated by Stuart Gilbert (New York: Vintage International, 1948…

01 August 2012

Book Review: 1Q84: Book Three

1Q84: Book Three by Haruki Murakami (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. 1184 pp) Born in 1949 in Japan, Haruki Murakami studied drama at Waseda University…

18 July 2012

Book Review: Design for the Real World

Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change by Victor Papanek (New York: Pantheon Books, 1971…

16 July 2012

Book Review: 1Q84: Book Two

1Q84: Book Two by Haruki Murakami (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. 1184 pp) Born in 1949 in Japan, Haruki Murakami studied drama at Waseda University…

04 July 2012

Book Review: The Yard

The Yard: A Novel by Alex Grecian (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2012…

02 July 2012

Book Review: 1Q84: Book One

1Q84: Book One by Haruki Murakami (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. 1184 pp) Born in 1949 in Japan, Haruki Murakami studied drama at Waseda University…

26 June 2012

Book Review: The Age of Miracles

The Age of Miracles: A Novel by Karen Thompson Walker (New York: Random House, 2012…

25 June 2012

Book Review: Dumb History

Dumb History: The Stupidest Mistakes Ever Made by Joey Green (New York: Plume, 2012…

22 June 2012

Book Review: The Lacuna

The Lacuna: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver (New York: Harper Collins, 2009. 507pp) Barbara Kingsolver (b. 1955) is an American novelist and essayist…

21 June 2012

Book Review: Arcadia

Arcadia: A Novel by Lauren Groff (New York: Voice, 2012…

20 June 2012

Book Review: Uncorked

Uncorked: My Journey Through the Crazy World of Wine by Marco Pasanella (New York: Clarkson Potter, 2012. 224 pp)…

14 June 2012

Book Review: Started Early, Took My Dog

Started Early, Took My Dog: A Novel by Kate Atkinson (New York: Reagan Arthur, 2011. 371 pp) Kate Atkinson (b. 1591) is an English author…

13 June 2012

Book Review: A Generous Orthodoxy

A Generous Orthodoxy: Why I Am a Missional + Evangelical + Post/Protestant + Liberal/Conservative + Mystical/Poetic + Biblical + Charismatic/Contemplative + Fundamenta…

12 June 2012

Book Review: The Newlyweds

The Newlyweds: A Novel by Nell Freudenberger (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. 337 pp) Nell Freudenberger (b…

11 June 2012

Book Review: Ambiguous Adventure

Ambiguous Adventure by Cheikh Hamidou Kane; translated by Katherine Woods (Brooklyn: Melville House Publishing, 2012; originally published 1962…

07 June 2012

Book Review: Zeitoun

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers (New York: Vintage Books, 2009…

05 June 2012

Book Review: The Night Circus

The Night Circus: A Novel by Erin Morgenstern (New York: Doubleday, 2011. 400 pp) Erin Morgenstern is a writer and artist…

31 May 2012

Book Review: Restaurant Man

Restaurant Man by Joe Bastianich (New York: Viking Press, 2012. 275 pp) Joe Bastianich (b…

29 May 2012

Book Review: Gods Without Men

Gods Without Men: A Novel by Hari Kunzru (New York: Random House, 2012. 386pp) Hari Kunzru (b. 1969) is a British novelist and journalist…

28 May 2012

Book Review: The Big Idea

The Big Idea by Robert Jones (Glasgow: HarperCollinsBusiness, 2000…

25 May 2012

Book Group: The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (New York: Harper Perennial, 2005; originally published in 1971…

23 May 2012

Book Review: The Element

The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Ken Robinson with Lou Aronica (New York: Viking, 2009. 260pp) Sir Ken Robinson (b…

22 May 2012

Book Review: Bossypants

Bossypants by Tina Fey (New York: Reagan Arthur, 2011. 288 pp) Born in a suburb of Philadelphia, Tina Fey graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A…

17 May 2012

Book Review: Divergent

Divergent by Veronica Roth (New York: Katherine Tegen/Harper Collins, 2011. 487 pp) Veronica Roth (b. 1988) is from a Chicago suburb…

16 May 2012

Book Review: Cain

Cain: A Novel by José Saramago; translated by Margaret Jull Costa (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011…

15 May 2012

Book Review: Waiting for Sunrise

Waiting for Sunrise: A Novel by William Boyd (New York: Harper Collins, 2012. 353 pp) William Boyd (b. 1952) is a Scottish novelist and screenwriter…

10 May 2012

Book Review: The Vanishers

The Vanishers: A Novel by Heidi Julavits (New York: Doubleday, 2012…

08 May 2012

Book Review: The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine

The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine: A Novel by Alina Bronsky; translated by Tim Mohr (New York: Europa Editions, 2011…

03 May 2012

Book Review: Calico Joe

Calico Joe: A Novel by John Grisham (New York: Doubleday, 2012. 194 pp) John Grisham (b. 1955) is a well-known author, recognized for his law novels…

01 May 2012

Book Review: The Road

The Road by Cormac McCarthy (New York: Vintage International, 2006. 287 pp) Cormac McCarthy was born in Rhode Island in 1933…

27 April 2012

Book Review: Catching Fire

Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins (New York: Scholastic, Inc., 2009…

26 April 2012

Book Review: The Elements of Content Strategy

The Elements of Content Strategy by Erin Kissane (New York: A Book Apart, 2011…

25 April 2012

Book Review: A Clash of Kings

A Clash of Kings: Book Two of a Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin (New York: Bantum Books, 1999. 768 pp) George R. R…

25 April 2012

Book Review: A Clash of Kings

A Clash of Kings: Book Two of a Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin (New York: Bantam Books, 1999. 768 pp) George R. R…

20 April 2012

Book Review: Legend

Legend by Marie Lu (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2011. 305 pp) Marie Lu was born near Shanghai, China, in 1984…

19 April 2012

Book Review: Launch

Launch: How to Quickly Propel Your Business beyond the Competition by Michael A. Stelzner (Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2011…

17 April 2012

Book Review: Watergate

Watergate: A Novel by Thomas Mallon (New York: Pantheon Books, 2012…

16 April 2012

Book Review: Manhood for Amateurs

Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son by Michael Chabon (New York: Harper Collins, 2009…

13 April 2012

Book Review: The Law of Love and the Law of Violence

The Law of Love and the Law of Violence by Leo Tolstoy; translated by Mary Koutouzov Tolstoy (Mineola: Dover Publications, 2010; originally published in 1948…

12 April 2012

Book Review: The Explicit Gospel

The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler with Jared Wilson (Wheaton: Crossway, 2012. 224 pp) Matt Chandler is the lead pastor of The Village Church in Dallas, Texas…

11 April 2012

Book Review: Strategy Safari

Strategy Safari: a Guided Tour Through the Wilds of Strategic Mangament by Henry Mintzberg, Bruce Ahlstrand, and Joseph Lampel (New York: Free Press, 1998…

10 April 2012

Book Review: Kluge

Kluge: The Haphazard Evolution of the Human Mind by Gary Marcus (New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008. 211 pp…

09 April 2012

Book Review: Stanley Park

Stanley Park: A Novel by Timothy Taylor (Toronto: Knopf Canada, 2001. 432 pp) Born in Venezuela, Timothy Taylor grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia…

05 April 2012

Book Review: The Orthodox Way

The Orthodox Way: Revised Edition by Bishop Kallistos Ware (Crestwood: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1995…

04 April 2012

Book Review: The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: A Novel by Lars Kepler; translated by Ann Long (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011…

03 April 2012

Book Review: Spiritual Enterprise

Spiritual Enterprise: Doing Virtuous Business by Theodore Roosevelt Malloch (New York: Encounter Books, 2008…

02 April 2012

Book Review: The Mirage

The Mirage: A Novel by Matt Ruff (New York: Harper Collins, 2012. 414 pp) Matt Ruff (b…

30 March 2012

Book Review: Listen, America!

Listen, America! The Conservative Blueprint for America’s Moral Rebirth by Jerry Falwell (Toronto: Bantam Books, 1980…

28 March 2012

Book Review: The Street Sweeper

The Street Sweeper: A Novel by Elliot Perlman (New York: Riverhead Books, 2012…

26 March 2012

Book Review: The Shipping News

The Shipping News: A Novel by Annie Proulx (New York: Scribner, 1993. 352 pp) Born in Norwich, Connecticut, Annie Proulx earned her B.A…

21 March 2012

Book Review: Hark! A Vagrant

Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton (New York: Drawn and Quarterly, 2011…

Book Review: Agenda for Biblical People
20 March 2012

Book Review: Agenda for Biblical People

Agenda for Biblical People: A New Focus for Developing a Life-Style of Discipleship by Jim Wallis (New York: Harper & Row, 1976…

16 March 2012

Book Review: The Lifespan of a Fact

The Lifespan of a Fact by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2012…

15 March 2012

Book Review: Guitar Zero

Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning by Gary Marcus (New York: The Penguin Press, 2012. 274 pp)…

14 March 2012

Book Review: The Snow Child

The Snow Child: A Novel by Eowyn Ivey (New York: Reagan Arthur Books, 2012…

13 March 2012

Book Review: Genesis

Genesis: A Novel by Bernard Beckett (New York: First Mariner Books, 2010. 150pp) Bernard Beckett (b. 1967) is a high school teacher in Wellington, New Zealand…

12 March 2012

Book Review: Acres of Diamonds

Acres of Diamonds: All Good Things Are Possible, Right Where You Are, and Now! By Russell H…

06 March 2012

Book Group: My Name is Red

My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk; translated by Erdaǧ Göknar (New York: Knopf, 2001…

05 March 2012

Book Review: The Illumination

The Illumination by Kevin Brockmeier (New York: Pantheon Books, 2011…

02 March 2012

Book Review: Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ

Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ by John Piper (Wheaton: Crossway, 2004. 124 pp) John Piper is a Christian preacher, author, and theologian…

01 March 2012

Book Review: A Theology for the Social Gospel

A Theology for the Social Gospel by Walter Rauschenbusch (Mansifeld Centre: Martino Publishing, 2011; originally published in 1918…

24 February 2012

Book Review: Zone One

Zone One: A Novel by Colson Whitehead (New York: Doubleday, 2011. 272 pp) Colson Whitehead was born in 1969 and raised in Manhattan…

23 February 2012

Book Review: The Death of King Arthur: The Immortal Legend

The Death of King Arthur: The Immortal Legend by Thomas Malory; adapted by Peter Ackroyd (New York: Viking Adult, 2011…

22 February 2012

Book Review: Christianity and the Social Crisis in the 21st Century

Christianity and the Social Crisis in the 21st Century: The Classic That Woke Up the Church by Walter Rauschenbusch; edited by Paul Raushenbush (New York: HarperOne, 2…

21 February 2012

Book Review: Wild Thing

Wild Thing: A Novel by Josh Bazell (Little, Brown, and Company, 2012. 388 pp) Josh Bazell has a B.A. in writing from Brown University and an M.D…

Book Review: <em>Catholic Social Teaching</em>
20 February 2012

Book Review: Catholic Social Teaching

Catholic Social Teaching, 1891-Present: A Historical, Theological, and Ethical Analysis by Charles E. Curran (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2002…

17 February 2012

Book Review: At Last

At Last: A Novel by Edward St. Aubyn (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2011. 266pp) Edward St. Aubyn is a British author and journalist…

14 February 2012

Book Review: The Flame Alphabet

The Flame Alphabet: A Novel by Ben Marcus (New York: Knopf, 2012. 304 pp) Ben Marcus is the author of The Age of Wire and String and Notable American Women…

Book Review: <em>Abraham Kuyper</em>
10 February 2012

Book Review: Abraham Kuyper

Abraham Kuyper: A Centennial Reader by Abraham Kuyper; edited by James D. Bratt (Grand Rapids: W.B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1998…

09 February 2012

Book Review: Blueprints of the Afterlife

Blueprints of the Afterlife: A Novel by Ryan Boudinot (New York: Black Cat, 2012. 430pp)…

07 February 2012

Book Review: The Fallback Plan

The Fallback Plan: A Novel by Leigh Stein (New York: Melville House, 2012. 219 pp) Leigh Stein is a first-time author…

02 February 2012

Book Review: The Yiddish Policemen’s Union

The Yiddish Policemen’s Union: A Novel by Michael Chabon (New York: HarperCollins, 2007…

Book Review: <em>Good News to the Poor</em>
30 January 2012

Book Review: Good News to the Poor

Good News to the Poor: John Wesley’s Evangelical Economics by Theodore W. Jennings, Jr. (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1990…

27 January 2012

Book Review: Damned

Damned by Chuck Palahniuk (New York: Doubleday, 2011. 247pp) Chuck Palahniuk is an American essayist and novelist most known for his novel Fight Club…

24 January 2012

Book Review: The Fates Will Find Their Way

The Fates Will Find Their Way: A Novel by Hannah Pittard (New York: Ecco Publishing, 2011…

23 January 2012

Book Review: The Rook

The Rook: A Novel: A Novel by Daniel O’Malley (New York: Little Brown and Company, 2012. 482pp.) Daniel O’Malley is a first-time author…

20 January 2012

Book Review: The Marriage Plot

The Marriage Plot: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2011…

19 January 2012

Book Review: Kraken

Kraken by China Miéville (New York: Del Rey, 2010…

Book Review: <em>Second Treatise of Government</em>
18 January 2012

Book Review: Second Treatise of Government

Second Treatise of Government by John Locke, edited by C.B. Macpherson (Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 1980; originally published in 1690…

17 January 2012

Book Review: Pulphead

Pulphead: Essays by John Jeremiah Sullivan (New York: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2011…

16 January 2012

Book Group: The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway Donovan’s Version: (New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1955. 127 pp) Andrew’s Version: (New York: Scribner, 1980…

12 January 2012

Book Review: A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones: Book One of a Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin (New York: Bantum Books, 1996. 720 pp) George R. R…

11 January 2012

Book Review: Distrust That Particular Flavor

Distrust That Particular Flavor by William Gibson (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2012…

09 January 2012

Book Review: Real Marriage

Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together by Mark and Grace Driscoll (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2012…

06 January 2012

Book Review: The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers: A Novel by Patrick deWitt (New York: Ecco Publishing, 2011…

05 January 2012

Book Review: The Magician King

The Magician King by Lev Grossman (New York: Viking Press, 2010. 400 pp…

Book Review: <em>God of the Possible</em>
04 January 2012

Book Review: God of the Possible

God of the Possible: A Biblical Introduction to the Open View of God by Gregory A. Boyd (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2000…

03 January 2012

Book Review: Honolulu

Honolulu by Alan Brennert (New York, St. Martin’s Press, 2009…

30 December 2011

Book Review: Ship Breaker

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi (New York: Little, Brown, and Company, 2010. 326 pp) Born in 1972, Paolo Bacigalupi is a science fiction and fantasy writer…

28 December 2011

Book Review: The Tiger’s Wife

The Tiger’s Wife: A Novel by Téa Obreht (New York: Random House, 368 pp) Born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, Téa Obreht grew up in Cyprus and Egypt before i…

27 December 2011

Book Review: Medium Raw

Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook by Anthony Bourdain (New York: Harper Collins Books, 2010…

26 December 2011

Book Review: The Ultimate Question

Ultimate Question: Driving Good Profits and True Growth by Fred Reichheld (Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2006…

Andrew and Donovan’s Top Books of 2011
21 December 2011

Andrew and Donovan’s Top Books of 2011

You Win! Not these Trophies Though… Photo by Snap Before we dive into our lists for the best books we have read in 2011, a brief explanation is in order…

19 December 2011

Book Review: Boxer, Beetle

Boxer, Beetle: A Novel by Ned Beauman (New York: Bloomsbury, 2011…

Book Review: <em>Age of Greed</em>
16 December 2011

Book Review: Age of Greed

Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present by Jeff Madrick (New York: Knopf, 2011…

13 December 2011

Book Review: God, Freedom, and Evil

God, Freedom, and Evil by Alvin Plantinga (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1977…

09 December 2011

Book Review: The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (New York: Scholastic Inc., 2008. 384 pp) Suzanne Collins began her writing career in children’s television…

07 December 2011

Book Review: The Cave

The Cave by José Saramago, translated by Margaret Jull Costa (New York: Harcourt, Inc., 2002…

01 December 2011

Book Review: The Magicians

The Magicians by Lev Grossman (New York: Penguin Group, 2009. 402pp). Lev Grossman is the senior writer and book critic for TIME…

30 November 2011

Book Review: Island of the Day Before

The Island of the Day Before by Umberto Eco, translated by William Weaver  (Orlando: Harcourt Books, 2006…

29 November 2011

Book Review: Cities of the Plain

Cities of the Plain by Cormac McCarthy (New York: Knopf Publishers, 1998. 292 pp) Cormac McCarthy was born in Rhode Island in 1933…

24 November 2011

Book Review: Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche: The New James Bond Novel by Jeffery Deaver (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011…

23 November 2011

Book Review: The Hole in Our Gospel

The Hole in Our Gospel: What Does God Expect of Us? the Answer That Changed My Life and Might Just Change the World by Richard Stearns (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2009…

20 November 2011

Book Review: Wise Blood

Wise Blood: A Novel by Flannery O’Connor (New York:  Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1962…

15 November 2011

Book Review: The Unconsoled

The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. 535 pp) Born in 1954 in Nagasaki, Japan, Kazuo Ishiguro moved with his family to England in 1960…

14 November 2011

Book Review: East of Eden

East of Eden: A Novel by John Steinbeck (New York: Penguin Books, 1952…

09 November 2011

Book Review: Tree of Codes

Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer (London: Visual Editions, 2010. 285 pp) Born in Washington, D.C…

11 October 2011

Book Review: Moneyball

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2003…

04 October 2011

Book Review: The Art of Fielding

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2011…

26 September 2011

Book Review: The Wordy Shipmates

The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell (New York: Riverhead Books, 2008…

18 September 2011

Guest Book Review: Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall: A Novel by Hilary Mantel (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2009. 604 pp) Born in 1952, Hilary Mantel is a novelist, short story writer, and critic…

13 September 2011

Book Review: The Year of the Flood

The Year of the Flood: A Novel by Margaret Atwood (New York: Doubleday, 2009…

06 September 2011

Book Review: West of Here

West of Here: A Novel by Jonathan Evison (Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 2011…

29 August 2011

Book Review: Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall: A Novel by Hilary Mantel (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2009. 604 pp) Born in 1952, Hilary Mantel is a novelist, short story writer, and critic…

19 August 2011

Book Review: 33 Revolutions per Minute

33 Revolutions per Minute: A History of Protest Songs, From Billie Holiday to Green Day by Dorian Lynskey (New York: Ecco, 2011…

09 August 2011

Book Review: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451: The Temperature at Which Book Paper Catches Fire and Burns… by Ray Bradbury (New York: Del Rey Books, 1953…

02 August 2011

Book Review: Bright’s Passage

Bright’s Passage: A Novel by Josh Ritter (New York: Dial Press, 2011…

31 July 2011

Book Review: Sepharad

Sepharad: A Novel by Antonio Muñoz Molina, translated by Margaret Sayers Peden (Orlando: Harcourt, Inc., 2003…

Book Review: <em>Business for the Common Good</em>
29 July 2011

Book Review: Business for the Common Good

Business for the Common Good: A Christian Vision for the Marketplace By Kenman L. Wong and Scott B. Rae (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2011. 288 pp…

25 July 2011

Book Review: Falling Sideways

Falling Sideways: A Novel by Thomas E…

21 July 2011

Book Review: A Paradise Built in Hell

A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster by Rebecca Solnit (New York: Viking Press, 2009…

13 July 2011

Book Review: Oryx and Crake

Oryx and Crake: A Novel by Margaret Atwood (New York: Anchor Books, 2003…

06 July 2011

Book Review: Slaughterhouse-Five

Slaughterhouse-Five, or the Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death by Kurt Vonnegut (New York: Dell Publishing, 1969…

Book Review: <em>The World is a Ball</em>
28 June 2011

Book Review: The World is a Ball

The World Is a Ball: The Joy, Madness, and Meaning of Soccer by John Doyle (New York: Rodale, 2010…

Book Review: <em>The Spirit of Food</em>
16 June 2011

Book Review: The Spirit of Food

The Spirit of Food: 34 Writers on Feasting and Fasting toward God edited by Leslie Leyland Fields (Eugene: Cascade Books, 2010. 284 pp…

13 June 2011

Book Review: A Visit from the Goon Squad

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. 352 pp.) Born in Chicago, Jennifer Egan spent her formative years in San Francisco…

06 June 2011

Book Review: A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1962…

Book Review: <em>God and the Evil of Scarcity</em>
03 June 2011

Book Review: God and the Evil of Scarcity

God and the Evil of Scarcity: Moral Foundations of Economic Agency by Albino Barrera, O.P. (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2005…

27 May 2011

Book Review: The Sun Also Rises

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway (New York: Scribner, 1926…

Book Review: <em>God the Economist</em>
23 May 2011

Book Review: God the Economist

God the Economist: The Doctrine of God and Political Economy by M. Douglas Meeks (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1989. 272 pp…

20 May 2011

Book Review: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A Novel by Aimee Bender (New York: Doubleday, 2010. 304 pp…

13 May 2011

Book Review: Hot, Flat, and Crowded

Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution — and How It Can Renew America By Thomas L. Friedman (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008. 448 pp…

11 May 2011

Book Review: The Crossing

The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy (New York: Knopf Publishers, 1994. 432 pp) Cormac McCarthy was born in Rhode Island in 1933…

Book Review: <em>Just Business</em>
06 May 2011

Book Review: Just Business

Just Business: Christian Ethics for the Marketplace, 2nd ed., by Alexander Hill (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2008…

Book Review: <em>Work in the Spirit</em>
21 April 2011

Book Review: Work in the Spirit

Work in the Spirit: Toward a Theology of Work by Miroslav Volf (Eugene: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2001…

Book Review: <em>Economy of Grace</em>
13 April 2011

Book Review: Economy of Grace

Economy of Grace by Kathryn Tanner (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2005…

08 April 2011

Book Review: Banker to the Poor

Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle against World Poverty by Muhammad Yunus (New York: Public Affairs, 1999…

07 April 2011

Book Review: Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go: A Novel by Kazuo Ishiguro (New York: Knopf Publishers, 2005…

28 March 2011

Book Review: The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (New York: HarperFlamengo, 1998…

21 March 2011

Book Review: Cradle to Cradle

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough and Michael Braungart (New York: North Point Press, 2002…

16 March 2011

Book Review: All the Pretty Horses

All the Pretty Horses, by Cormac McCarthy (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. 302 pp) Cormac McCarthy was born in Rhode Island in 1933…

11 March 2011

Book Review: Ecological Intelligence

Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything, by Daniel Goleman (New York: Broadway Books, 2009…

Book Review: <em>Why Business Matters to God</em>
01 March 2011

Book Review: Why Business Matters to God

Why Business Matters to God (And What Still Needs to Be Fixed) By Jeff Van Duzer (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2010…

24 February 2011

Book Review: C

C: A Novel by Tom McCarthy (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. 320 pp) Tom McCarthy was born in London and raised in Greenwich…

Book Review: <em>The Art of the Commonplace</em>
11 February 2011

Book Review: The Art of the Commonplace

The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry by Wendell Berry; edited by Norman Wirzba (Berkley: Counterpoint, 2002…

27 January 2011

Book Review: To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (New York: Grand Central Publishing, 1960…

18 January 2011

Book Review: The Devotion of Suspect X

The Devotion of Suspect X: A Novel by Keigo Higashino, translated by Alexander O. Smith with Elye J. Alexander (New York: Minotaur Books, 2011…

10 January 2011

Book Review: Room

Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2010. 336 pp) Emma Donoghue was born in Dublin, Ireland to Frances and Denis Donoghue…

03 January 2011

Book Review: The Blasphemer

The Blasphemer: A Novel by Nigel Farndale (New York: Crown Publishers, 2010…

28 December 2010

Book Review: Easter Island

Easter Island: A Novel by Jennifer Vanderbes (New York: The Dial Press, 2003. 320 pp) Jennifer Vanderbes graduated from Yale University with a B.A…

22 December 2010

Book Review: No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy (New York: Vintage International, 2005. 320 pp) Cormac McCarthy was born in Rhode Island in 1933…

13 December 2010

Book Review: Water for Elephants

Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen (Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 2006…

23 November 2010

Book Review: The Namesake

The Namesake: A Novel by Jhumpa Lahiri (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003…

19 November 2010

Book Review: Flickering Pixels

Flickering Pixels: How Technology Shapes Your Faith By Shane Hipps (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009…

11 November 2010

Book Review: Kitchen Confidential

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain (New York: Harper Perennial, 2007…

23 October 2010

Book Review: Salvation City

Salvation City: A Novel by Sigrid Nunez (New York: Riverhead Books, 2010. 288 pp) Living in New York City, Sigrid Nunez has published six novels in her career…

11 October 2010

Book Review: The Last Town on Earth

The Last Town on Earth: A Novel by Thomas Mullen (New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2006…

08 October 2010

Book Review: The Omnivore’s Dilemma

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals By Michael Pollan. (New York: Penguin Books, 2006…

22 September 2010

Book Review: Lake Overturn

Lake Overturn: A Novel by Vestal McIntyre (New York: Harper Perennial, 2010. 443 pp) Born and raised in Nampa, Idaho, Vestal McIntyre is an award winning novelist…

10 September 2010

Book Review: One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcίa Márquez, translated by Gregory Rabassa (New York: Harper Perennial, 1967…

Book Review: <em>Tortured Wonders</em>
03 September 2010

Book Review: Tortured Wonders

Tortured Wonders: Christian Spirituality for People, Not Angels by Rodney Clapp (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2004…

12 August 2010

Book Review: The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers

The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers by Thomas Mullen (New York: Random House, 2010. 397 pp) Born in Rhode Island, Thomas Mullen graduated from Oberlin College…

11 August 2010

Book Review: The History of the Siege of Lisbon

The History of the Siege of Lisbon: A Novel by José Saramago (San Diego: Harcourt & Brace, 1998…

27 July 2010

Book Review: Justification

Justification: God’s Plan & Paul’s Vision by N.T. Wright (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2009. 279 pp) N.T…

10 July 2010

Book Review: Soccernomics

Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Germany and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S…

06 July 2010

Book Review: The Imperfectionists

The Imperfectionists: A Novel by Tom Rachman. (New York: The Dial Press, 2010. 272 pp) Tom Rachman studied at the University of Toronto and Columbia University…