Love proves graceful, profound in ‘Rosie Colored Glasses’

Rex has no desire to twirl with Rosie through an antique shop, and Rosie isn’t the type to stay in bed on Sunday mornings. For now, however,

Tom Miller’s novel turns gender roles upside down

Rarely does a novel begin with rollicking fierceness that grabs readers from its opening lines and doesn’t loosen its grip or lessen its hold all the way

Subject matter of Zadie Smith’s ‘Feel Free’ ranges wide

The subject matter of Zadie Smith’s newest collection of essays, “Feel Free,” ranges wide. She addresses world issues from the perspective of Britain, her home, including climate

‘Mokha’ recounts quest to revive coffee trade in Yemen

As legend has it, coffee was born in Yemen, when a Sufi brewed the beverage to fuel his late-night devotions. Roughly 700 years later, a Yemeni-American set

‘When’ by Daniel Pink uncovers the secrets of timing

It’s January; time to make room in the self-improvement section of your bookcase. “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing” by Daniel H. Pink perfectly executes

Preston & Child focus on characters’ growth in new thriller

FBI Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast returns to assist the NYPD with a baffling case in “City of Endless Nights,” Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s latest thriller.

‘Just Between Us’ is terrific thriller

Four friends delve into unfamiliar territory when three of them realize they must intervene to save the fourth in “Just Between Us,” Rebecca Drake’s twisty and compelling

Dave Robicheaux returns in new novel by James Lee Burke

James Lee Burke’s iconic deputy from Louisiana, Dave Robicheaux, must face the past that haunts him while pursuing a murder case that hits too close to home

Book of celeb interviews best enjoyed in small sips

Eagerly plucked from the pages of Vanity Fair, the Daily Front Row and R.O.M.E. and thrust into the public’s hands comes George (“GW”) Wayne’s collection of his

Bickering meets brutality in David Moody’s dystopian read

Hatred abounds from the first page in David Moody’s “One of Us Will Be Dead by Morning,” the first in a dystopian trilogy. After a jolting opening

‘The Vanishing Season’ has precise prose, suspenseful plot

Ellery Hathaway, junior officer on the police force in sleepy Woodbury, Massachusetts, will do almost anything to convince her boss that three locals who disappeared over the

Chris Matthews paints loving portrait of RFK in new book

Television and print journalist Chris Matthews’ biography, “Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit,” is the latest in a spate of Kennedy literature to capture the public fancy.

Crew of the Oregon fights most ruthless villain yet

Juan Cabrillo and his elite crew of the ship the Oregon fight their most ruthless villain yet in “Typhoon Fury” by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison, the

New Lee Child novel is bold and mysterious

Author Lee Child delivers another classic Jack Reacher tale with “The Midnight Line.” Reacher’s curiosity is piqued when he gets off a bus and wanders into

Author delivers compassionate look at the displaced

A naked man running through rush-hour traffic that’s backed up for miles jumpstarts “Wonder Valley,” author Ivy Pochoda’s enthralling look at people mired in a nomadic existence, anonymous to

‘Two Kinds of Truth’ is engaging, well-written story

Harry Bosch lands a current case with his new department while also facing a possible wrongful conviction from his past in “Two Kinds of Truth,” Michael Connelly’s

Joe Henry remains a unique voice on ‘Thrum’

These songs don’t wish to be labeled. They’re not pop, even though the singer is Madonna’s brother- in-law. You won’t hum to “Thrum.” They’re not country, Joe

John Grisham explores student loan debt in latest novel

John Grisham explores student loan debt and the sharks that profit from it in his latest novel, “The Rooster Bar.” Mark, Todd, Zola and Gordy are

‘Death in the Air’ tells story of the great London smog

In 1952, post-World War II London was battling more than reconstruction, and Kate Winkler Dawson’s “Death in the Air: The True Story of a Serial Killer, The

‘Chasing Phil’ offers peek into organized crime

I n 1977, two FBI agents, Jim Wedick and Jack Brennan, slipped recording devices beneath their suits, touted themselves as swindlers in the making and shook hands

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