Readers will feel lost in ‘The Tourist’ by Robert Dickinson

Robert Dickinson's latest novel, "The Tourist," is billed as a conspiracy thriller, but it's a sci-fi novel that explores various ramifications of time travel. In a future that appears bleak, people

‘The Dollhouse’ is as much about a place as about people

Built in 1927, the 23-story Barbizon Hotel for Women on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, served as a home away from home for actresses, models and other women seeking

Dublin’s murder squad hunts for a killer in ‘The Trespasser’

Though Detective Antoinette Conway always dreamed of working in the murder squad, now that she's made it to the Dublin Castle grounds where Ireland's best detectives track down killers, she

Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run’ takes readers on riveting ride

Bruce Springsteen's life is now officially an open book. The autobiography "Born to Run" takes readers on a riveting ride through the everyman rock star's deeply lived existence. Springsteen, who scrawled his

‘Home’ by Harlan Coben is suspenseful & twisty tale

Fans of Harlan Coben will be thrilled to learn that he brings back his iconic series character Myron Bolitar to tackle a mystery over 10 years old in "Home." Bolitar's best

Ian McEwan’s ‘Nutshell’ is ‘Hamlet’ in miniature

It takes a lion's nerve to rewrite "Hamlet" from the viewpoint of a fetus, a stunt conceived and sweetly achieved by Ian McEwan in his latest novel, "Nutshell." McEwan's 197-page thimble

Spy novelist le Carre relates stories from his life

Of stories to dine out on, David Cornwell has an abundance. Or should we say John le Carre has? Cornwell's pen name overshadows the title on the cover of this,

David Freed’s ‘Hot Start’ has sense of authenticity

For a fictional action hero, Cordell Logan, a former military assassin now scraping out a living as a flying instructor in Southern California, is a real softie. He never stopped pining

‘The One Man’ is heartfelt and compelling

Andrew Gross, known for his contemporary thrillers, takes the reader back to World War II and the brutality that Jews faced in the concentration camps in his novel, "The One

Schumer keeps it real in ‘Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo’

Amy Schumer is a powerhouse in the entertainment industry, thanks to her Emmy-­winning TV series, "Inside Amy Schumer," and feature film box-­office smash "Trainwreck." A comedian, actress, writer, producer and

Rosenthal reflects on abstract thoughts in ‘Textbook’

It's been 10 years since best-selling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal impressed critics and readers alike with her memoir, "Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life." Now she's stretching the boundaries with a

Jeffrey Toobin revisits Patty Hearst saga

Earlier this year the well-known legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin won even wider attention for the FX series based on his 1996 best-seller about the O.J. Simpson trial, "The Run of

Megan Abbott’s new novel is fiercely gripping

Obsession can grow from the simplest of desires — to be good at something. That can easily morph into the need to be the best, the requirement to always be

‘Seinfeldia’ offers little new on landmark comedy

Eighteen years ago, in one of the most anticipated moments in American television history, fans of “Seinfeld” obsessed over the series ending its nine-season run and struggled with saying goodbye

Emily Giffin delivers emotional story about sisters

Best-selling author Emily Giffin delivers another emotionally honest work with the novel “First Comes Love.” Giffin paints a relatable picture chronicling the journey of two sisters who land on opposite

Biographer blasts George W. Bush for going to war in Iraq

The successes of George W. Bush's two terms as president were vastly overshadowed by the invasion of Iraq, a horrendous decision that sprung from gut instinct and defied reasoned analysis,

‘Fifty-Year Mission’ is compelling ‘Star Trek’ time line

Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman have compiled hundreds of interviews to create "The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years." The saga

Anne Tyler tames Shakespeare’s ‘Shrew’

Last fall Hogarth Press published the first in a series of novels by contemporary writers reimagining Shakespeare's plays on the 400th anniversary of his death. So far we've had Jeanette