Washingtonian Book Reviews
Recent Reviews from Washingtonian
George Pelecanos Attempts a New Literary Direction in "The Martini Shot" In a collection of short stories, the author takes a leap from Washington-based crime novels to life on a film set.
Book Review: “The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books” by Azar Nafisi The author explores the no man’s land between life and art.
Book Review: “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War” by Karen Abbott A four-way portrait of secret operatives in the Civil War reveals what Washington ladies hid under their hoops.
Book Review: “The Stager” by Susan Coll Suburban high jinks in the local author’s latest novel.
Book Review: “Uncertain Justice” by Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz A book on the Roberts court says that even legal decisions are written from the heart.
Top 10 Books for June 2014 Books you’ll want to keep on your radar this month.
Book Review: “The Director” by David Ignatius In his ninth novel, the veteran Post columnist takes stock of the digital side of spying.
Book Review: “The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames” by Kai Bird A biography that offers “a new understanding of what intelligence operatives can accomplish.”
Book Review: “Next Life Might Be Kinder” by Howard Norman Washington-area novelist Howard Norman’s latest release is “sweet, elegiac.”
Book Review: “The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons” by Sam Kean Kean spins the history of neuroscience from the stories of true-life characters.