Book Article

Books: June 3, 2011

Latest releases from Will Allison, Ayelet Waldman, and more

New Hardcovers
Long Drive Home
Will Allison
Novel
A graceful rumination on choices and their consequences, Allison's novel follows a man whose life changes drastically when his sudden fit of road rage leads to the death of a young man. B+

Robert Redford
Michael Feeney Callan
Biography
Callan, who has written books on the likes of Anthony Hopkins and Sean Connery, here turns his eye to the iconic leading man and rugged founder of Sundance. B+

Wicked Bugs
Amy Stewart
Nonfiction
If you've got an insect phobia, this probably isn't the book for you. But if not, dig in, as Stewart gleefully archives more than 100 of earth's creepiest crawlies.

New Paperbacks
Hollywoodland
Mary Mallory and Hollywood Heritage, Inc.
Nonfiction
This historical guide to moviemaking's most important stretch of real estate chronicles its development from an empty swath of land to the center of the cinematic universe.

The House on Salt Hay Road
Carin Clevidence
Novel
An explosion at a fireworks factory lights the fuse of this period novel about a family in 1938 whose bonds are tested.

Red Hook Road
Ayelet Waldman
Novel
The death of a child hangs heavy over two families in the latest tale from Waldman, the author of Bad Mother.

Originally posted May 27, 2011 Published in issue #1157-1158 Jun 03, 2011 Order article reprints