“Find Mother Tree” Review: See the Forest
A woman’s study changed the way we understand the forest. Review by Eugenia Bourne..
“American Capitalist Era” Review: The Road to Chaos
A portrait of US economic history in the waves of economic change. Review by James Grant.
“Spy, Lie, Asylum” Review: Mole Memories
George Blake photographed their files while MI6’s colleagues were having lunch. Review by Henry Hemmings.
Politics: Story vs. Resume
Looking for insights in the Senate memoir trio. Review by Burton Swimm.
Motley Stones Review: More than Human
Adalbert Stifter’s novels and stories often put nature at the center of the drama. Review by Martin Ryker.
Fiction: Paul Theroux’s “Under the Waves of Waimea”
In addition, Will Leitch’s “How Lucky” and Virginie Depentess’s “Vernon Subute x3”. Review by Samsax.
Five Best: About Our Violent 19th Century
Selected by John Grinspan, most recently by the author of “The Age of Acrimony: How Americans Fighted to Fix their Democracy, 1865-1915”.
Mystery: “Find You First” Review
Linwood Barclay’s suspense work follows a high-tech giant whose heritage may be toxic. Review by Tom Nolan.
“House of Fragile” Review: Eternal Outsider
The stolen work of art is a fragment of life that has been revoked by the lasting power of French anti-Semitism. Review by Diane Call.
Books for children: Doggy Delight
Dog-themed children’s readings such as “Sunshine,” “If I Was a Dog,” and “Perdu.” Review by Meghan Cox Gurdon.
“Gallery of Clouds” Review: Floating in a Book
A drifting journey inspired by 16th-century works of romantic digression. Review by Tess Taylor.
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