Starred Review

The Nothing Man

by Catherine Ryan Howard

"I have to tell you, it's a harrowing read but I just can't put it down. It's riveting, it's devastating." A character says this in Catherine Ryan Howard's The Nothing Man, to describe the book within the book, which carries the same title but is written by the protagonist, Eve Black. The same could easily be said about the compulsive thriller Howard has written.

One night in 2001, when Eve was 12, an intruder slipped into her family's home and murdered everyone--her father, mother and younger sister--except

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The Black Romantic Revolution: Abolitionist Poets at the End of Slavery

by Matt Sandler

This urgent study of Black abolitionist poets before and after the Civil War demonstrates, with great incisive power, not just that figures like Albery Allson Whitman, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper and more drew inspiration from European Romantics like Byron in their revolution-minded verse. It also argues that the era's Black American poets, both free and enslaved, developed a singular Romantic tradition of their own, setting a lyric poetry touched with prophecy and whirlwinds to the task of breaking "the

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The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep: Voices from the Donner Party

by Allan Wolf

Through alternating voices and a deft blend of writing styles, Allan Wolf recounts the harrowing 1846 westward wagon trip of the Donner Party that left nearly half the group dead and their name mired in historical infamy.

With Hunger as a constant companion and omnipotent narrator, the story switches perspectives among ill-fated travelers. Wolf presents each voice in its own distinctive writing style--coupled verse, diary entries, prayers to God and prose. Facing an arduous trip, George Donner assembled a

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Fly on the Wall

by Remy Lai

In Remy Lai's delightful middle-grade tale, Henry Khoo is his school's top-secret Fly on the Wall, but to evade detection, he's experiencing his first taste of freedom.

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Media Heat

Thursday, September 17, 2020

KCRW's Bookworm: Aracelis Girmay, editor of How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton (BOA Editions, $28, 9781950774142).

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The View: Brian Stelter, author of Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth (Atria/One Signal, $28, 9781982142445).

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Today Show: Judy Blume, author of Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.: Special Edition (Atheneum, $10.99, 9781534482425).

The View: Chasten Buttigieg, author of I Have Something to Tell You: A Memoir (Atria, $27, 9781982138127).

Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Jacob Soboroff, author of Separated: Inside an American Tragedy (Custom House, $29.99, 9780062992192).

Tonight Show: Willie and Bobbie Nelson, co-author of Me and Sister Bobbie: True Tales of the Family Band (Random House, $28, 9781984854131).

Monday, September 14, 2020

Fresh Air: Ayad Akhtar, author of Homeland Elegies: A Novel (Little, Brown, $28, 9780316496421).

The View: Michael Cohen, author of Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump (Skyhorse, $32.50, 9781510764699).

Late Night with Seth Meyers: Michael S. Schmidt, author of Donald Trump v. The United States: Inside the Struggle to Stop a President (Random House, $30, 9781984854667).

Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Bob Woodward, author of Rage (Simon & Schuster, $30, 9781982131739).

Lawrence O'Donnell: Peter Strzok, author of Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30, 9780358237068).

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Fresh Air: David Nasaw, author of The Last Million: Europe's Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War (Penguin Press, $35, 9781594206733).

NPR's All Things Considered: Jacqueline Woodson, author of Before the Ever After (Nancy Paulsen Books, $17.99, 9780399545436).

The View: Jane Fonda, author of What Can I Do?: My Path from Climate Despair to Action (Penguin Press, $30, 9780593296226).

Late Night with Seth Meyers: Michael Cohen, author of Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump (Skyhorse, $32.50, 9781510764699).
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