October 26, 2020

Abraham Lincoln seen through the social and cultural prism

Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times by David S. Reynolds, Penguin Press, US $35.00, Pp 1062, September 2020, ISBN 978-1594206047 He was born in 1809 in a one-room […]
October 22, 2020

Balance, purpose and lasting happiness

Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day by Jay Shetty, Simon & Schuster, US $27.00, Pp 330, September 2020, ISBN […]
October 21, 2020

The birth of American capitalism

Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America by Michael Hiltzik, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, US $30.00, Pp 380, August 2020, ISBN 978-0544770317 When in […]
October 19, 2020

A fabulous novel

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman, Atria Books, US $28.00, Pp 352, September 2020, ISBN 9781501160837 Fredrik Backman’s latest novel — Anxious People — is set in […]
October 17, 2020

How Indian Buddhism evolved into American Zen

China Root: Taoism, Ch’an, and Original Zen by David Hinton, Shambhala, US $17.95, Pp 162, September 2020, ISBN 978-1611807134 The American Zen is generally seen as the […]
October 16, 2020

Explaining complex question about the end of time — astrophysically

The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking) by Katie Mack, Scribner, US $26.00, Pp 240, August 2020, ISBN 978-1982103545 Two questions have agitated human mind since always: how the […]
October 15, 2020

Revisiting Conservatism

Conservatism by Jerry Z Muller, Princeton University Press, US $39.95, Pp 498, May 2020, ISBN 9780691037110 The intuitive way to define conservatism does not explain it […]
October 13, 2020

Irresistible, vegan and healthy

The Joyful Vegan: How to Stay Vegan in a World That Wants You to Eat Meat, Dairy, and Eggs by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, BenBella Books, US $16.95, […]
October 12, 2020

Understanding mad rulers

History’s 9 Most Insane Rulers by Scott Rank, Regnery History, US $29.99, Pp 218, May 2020, ISBN 978-1684510061 More and more people including many mental professionals are asking one […]
October 12, 2020

A spellbinding whodunnit mystery

The Eighth Detective by Alex Pavesi, Henry Holt and Co., US $26.99, Pp 304, August 2020, ISBN 9781250755933 Thirty years ago, Grant McAllister was a professor of […]
October 11, 2020

Unforgettable stories from around the world

Humans by Brandon Stanton, St. Martin’s Press, US $35.00, Pp 448, October 2020, ISBN9781250114292 When Brandon Stanton set out on this journey in 2010, his goal […]
October 11, 2020

The unholy alliance

     Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth by Brian Stelter, Atria/One Signal Publishers, US $28.00,    Pp 280, August 2020, 978-1982142445 In 1996, […]
October 9, 2020

An enchanting satire

The Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde, Viking, US $27.95, Pp 312, September 2020, ISBN 978 -0593296523 The story is set in 2022 in England where human-sized rabbits, […]
October 9, 2020

Dissecting the immigration controversy

The President and Immigration Law by Adam B. Cox and Cristina M. Rodríguez, Oxford University Press, US $35.00, Pp 340, September 2020, ISBN 978-0190694364 When Donald Trump promised […]
October 8, 2020

Rising totalitarianism in America

Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher, Sentinel, US $27.00, Pp 342, September 2020, ISBN 978-0593087398 From 1989 when the Berlin Wall […]

April 18, 2019

Must-read thrillers and mystery novels for this spring

Mercy River by Glen Erik Hamilton, William Morrow, US $26.99, Pp 368, March 2019, ISBN 978-0062567437 The A List by J.A. Jance, Gallery Books, US $27.99, Pp 352, April 2019, […]
February 12, 2019

Must-read novels for this winter

Late in the Day by Tessa Hadley, Harper, US $26.99, Pp 272, January 2019 ISBN 978-0062476692 The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib, St. Martin’s Press, US $27.99, […]
January 15, 2019

Must-read novels for this winter

The Three Secret Cities by Matthew Reilly, Gallery Books, US $26.99, Pp 438, December 2018, ISBN 978-1501167195 Sins as Scarlet by Nicolas Obregon, Minotaur Books, US $27.99, Pp 320, December […]
December 6, 2018

Best thrillers and mystery novels for this fall

Consumed by J.R. Ward, Gallery Books, US $26.99, Pp 416, October 2018, ISBN 978-1501194900 The Cats Came Back by Sofie Kelly, Berkley, US $24.00, Pp 204, September 2018, ISBN 978-0399584596 […]