Sunday Books: coverage for March 13, 2011

Book review: 'The Information' by James Gleick

March 13, 2011

Book review: 'The Information' by James Gleick

This wide-ranging exploration of humanity's struggle to make sense and maintain order of its ever-growing store of ideas and knowledge is a dense but engaging read.

Book review: 'The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt' by Toby Wilkinson

March 13, 2011

Book review: 'The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt' by Toby Wilkinson

The British Egyptologist goes beyond the myths and monuments to look at the world's first nation-state. Underscored throughout is the contemporary relevance of a ruling system with ancient origins.

Book review: 'Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War'

March 13, 2011

Book review: 'Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War'

Deb Olin Unferth writes of her own voyage of discovery -- a 1987 visit to turbulent Central America.

Book reviews: 'Prose,' 'Poems' and 'The Complete Correspondence'

March 13, 2011

Book reviews: 'Prose,' 'Poems' and 'The Complete Correspondence'

Three titles explore Elizabeth Bishop through her poetry and prose and her correspondence with the New Yorker.

Book review: 'The Oracle of Stamboul' by Michael David Lukas

March 13, 2011

Book review: 'The Oracle of Stamboul' by Michael David Lukas

A gifted young girl finds herself in the middle of intrigue amid an Ottoman Empire setting in this enticing debut novel.

Not Just for Kids: 'Beyonders'

March 13, 2011

Not Just for Kids: 'Beyonders'

Brandon Mull reinvigorates the quest genre in 'Beyonders: A World Without Heroes,' the first book of his new fantasy trilogy, in which an American teen is deposited in the medieval-ish land of Lyria.

Discoveries: 'The Beauty of Humanity Movement' by Camilla Gibb

March 13, 2011

Discoveries: 'The Beauty of Humanity Movement' by Camilla Gibb

Also reviewed: 'Day of the Oprichnik' by Vladimir Sorokin (translated by Jamey Gambrell) and 'Fair Play' by Tove Jansson (translated by Thomas Teal).

Book Review: 'Paris Was Ours,' edited by Penelope Rowlands

March 13, 2011

Book Review: 'Paris Was Ours,' edited by Penelope Rowlands

This collection of 32 essays about the French city has too much about the authors and not enough about the area and its people.

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