Book Reviews


Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman: Review by Courtney Luk

John Green’s Looking for Alaska: Review by Bethany Biesinger

Katey Schultz’s Flashes of War: Review by Brett Sholtis

Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe: Review by Caroline Benner Wolff

Lauren Groff’s Arcadia: Review by Jennifer Bannan

Tamas Dobozy’s Seige 13: Review by Tyler McAndrew

Sam Savage’s The Way of the Dog: Review by Jacob Spears

César Aira’s Varamo: Review by Jonathan Vander Woude

Justin Torres’s We the Animals: Review by Stephanie Wilson Rothfuss

Andrew Miller’s Pure: Review by Jacob Spears

Joshua Henkin’s The World Without You: Review by Jennifer Bannan

Esi Edugyan’s Half-Blood Blues: Review by Nicole Bartley

Lysley Tenorio’s Monstress: Review by Jason Sattler

Michel Houellebecq’s The Map and the Territory: Review by Jacob Spears

John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars: Review by Nicole Bartley

Ben Lerner’s Leaving the Atocha Station: Review by Adam Reger

Monica Ali’s Brick Lane: Review by Eileen Y. Lee

Téa Obreht’s The Tiger’s Wife: Review by Adam Reger

Rosamund Lupton’s Sister: Review by Beth Steidle

Gina Ochsner’s The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight: Review by Rosemary Callenberg

Kevin Brockmeier’s The Illumination: Review by Nicole Bartley

Alan Moore’s Voice of the Fire: Review by Steve Gillies

A.A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner: Review by Jacob Thomas Berns

Chris Bachelder’s Abbott Awaits: Review by Adam Reger

Charles Baxter’s Gryphon: Review by Stephanie Wilson

Maurice Blanchot’s Death Sentence: Review by Andrea Applebee

Joyce Carol Oates’ Give Me Your Heart: Review by Elaine Meyer

Steve Martin’s An Object of Beauty: Review by Jonathan Gotsick

Karen Russell’s Swamplandia!: Review by Emma Komlos-Hrobsky

David Means’ The Spot: Review by Julie Draper

Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness: Review by Kate Sedon

Ethel Rohan’s Cut Through the Bone: Review by Chris Lee

Yuri Rytkheu’s A Dream in Polar Fog: Review by Jennifer MacGregor

Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim: Review by Steve Gillies

Ha Jin’s A Good Fall: Review by Jessica Wang

Scott Turow’s Innocent: Review by Erin Lewenauer

Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger: Review by Kathleen Davies

Susan Minot’s Monkeys: Review by Rosemary McMillen

Michael Czyzniejewski’s Elephants in Our Bedroom: Review by Erin Lewenauer

Heidi W. Durrow’s The Girl who Fell from the Sky: Review by Liberty Hultberg

Jonathan Lethem’s Chronic City: Review by Steve Gillies

Maile Meloy’s Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It: Review by Loring Ann Pfeiffer

Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood: Review by Bradley J. Fest

Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice: Review by Bradley J. Fest

Allison Amend’s Things That Pass for Love: Review by Robert Yune

Chris Adrian’s A Better Angel: Review by Adam Reger

Patrick deWitt’s Ablutions: Review by Emily Testa

Richard Yates’ The Easter Parade: Review by Sal Pane

Joan Silber’s The Size of the World: Review by Emily Stone



Andreas Kluth’s Hannibal and Me: Review by Clinton Coggins

 Amy Leach’s Things That Are: Review by Amanda Giracca

Ginger Strand’s Inventing Niagara: Beauty, Power, and Lies: Review by Nikki Carroll

Elaine Scarry’s On Beauty and Being Just: Review by Jarrell Wright

Joan Didion’s Blue Nights: Review by Laura Clark

Lauren Redniss’ Radioactive: A Tale of Love and Fallout: Review by Maria Sholtis

Albert Camus’ The Rebel: Review by Andrea Applebee

Liza Bakewell’s Madre: Perilous Journeys with a Spanish Noun: Review by Emily Stone

David Rakoff’s Half Empty: Review by Jessica Wang

Eula Biss’ Notes from No Man’s Land: American Essays: Review by Jessica Wang

Christiane Kohl’s The Witness House: Review by Nicole Carroll

Asale Angel-Ajani’s Strange Trade: Review by Jessica FitzPatrick

David Foster Wallace’s Everything and More: Review by Robyn Jodlowski

Anthony Bourdain’s Medium Raw: Review by Erin Lewenauer

Janet Sternburg’s The Writer on Her Work: Seventeen Essays by Twentieth-Century American Writers: Review by Jody Lucas Kulakowski

John D’Agata’s The Lost Origins of the Essay: Review by Joshua Schriftman

Michael Chabon’s Manhood for Amateurs: Review by Erin Lewenauer



Sheila Squillante’s Beautiful Nerve: Review by Stephanie Cawley

J.A. Tyler’s Comatose: Review by Laura Brun

Charles Simic’s The World Doesn’t End: Review by Beth Steidle

Bob Hicok’s This Clumsy Living: Review by Mandy Malloy

Anna Moschovakis’s You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake: Review by Mandy Malloy

Nicole Walker’s This Noisy Egg: Review by Amy Whipple

Jeffrey Thompson’s Birdwatching in Wartime: Review by Dmitry Berenson

Gabrielle Calvocoressi’s Apocalyptic Swing: Review by Amanda Brant

Charles Baudelaire’s My Heart Laid Bare translated by Ariana Reines: Review by Chad Vogler


Mixed Collections

M.L. Liebler’s Working Words: Review by Amanda Brant


Stewart O’Nan: Interview by Carrie Milford