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 […]
October 6, 2020

Not just another page turner

A Private Cathedral by James Lee Burke, Simon and Schuster, US $20.00, Pp 384, August 2020, ISBN 9781982151683 In the third novel of the trilogy — […]
October 1, 2020

How President Trump has undermined American national security

The Madman Theory: Trump Takes On the World by Jim Sciutto, Harper, US $28.99, Pp 320, August 2020, ISBN 978-0063005686 President Donald Trump is not the first American […]
October 1, 2020

Busting myths

The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again by Robert D. Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett, Simon & Schuster, US […]

September 16, 2019

Why black lives should matter

Hands Up, Don’t Shoot by Jennifer E Cobbina, New York University Press, US $25.00, Pp 236, July 2019, ISBN 978-1479874415 When a white police officer, Darren […]
July 21, 2019

Sheep mentality leads to extremism

Conformity: The Power of… by Cass R. Sunstein, New York University Press, US $19.95, Pp 182, May 2019, ISBN 978-1479867837 The world is again being drifted […]
February 4, 2019

Etiquette in the time of social change

What Would Mrs. Astor Do?: The Essential Guide to the Manners and Mores of the Gilded Age by Cecelia Tichi, New York University Press, US $24.95, Pp […]