Featured Books

Longer reviews of selected neglected books worth rediscovering.


A Big Man, a Fast Man, by Benjamin Appel

April 22nd, 2009

A Book and A Love Affair, by Helen Bevington

January 27th, 2013

A Cargo of Parrots, by R. Hernekin Baptist (pseudonym of Ethelreda Lewis)

December 6th, 2013

A Very Short History of the World, by Geoffrey Blainey

July 3rd, 2006

Across Paris, by Marcel Aymé

August 9th, 2008

Al Young’s Musical Memoirs

June 4th, 2008

Alamut, by Vladimir Bartol

July 7th, 2006

An Introduction to General Systems Thinking, Gerald Weinberg

September 2nd, 2007

Antoine Bloyé, by Paul Nizan

August 6th, 2006

Appendix A, by Hayden Carruth

February 9th, 2014

Augustus Carp, Esq. by Himself: Being the Autobiography of a Really Good Man, by Henry Howarth Bashford (first published anonymously)

July 5th, 2006

Breaking Point, by Jacob Presser (1958)

June 29th, 2014

Broken Images: A Journal, by John Guest

March 23rd, 2014

Bull Cook and Authentic Historical Recipes and Practices, by George Leonard Herter and Berthe E. Herter

February 21st, 2010

Capitol Hill, by Harvey Fergusson

October 1st, 2006

Caspar Hauser, by Jakob Wassermann

July 4th, 2006

Charley Smith’s Girl, by Helen Bevington

February 24th, 2013

Constructions, by Michael Frayn

December 3rd, 2006

Cynthia, by Leonard Merrick

August 7th, 2010

David Hume, by J. Y. T. Greig

July 6th, 2006

De Vriendt Goes Home, by Arnold Zweig

July 5th, 2006

Delilah, by Marcus Goodrich

July 5th, 2006

Fables by Modern Writers

September 11th, 2011

Fables in Slang, by George Ade

July 7th, 2006

Fireside Books of Baseball and Other Sports and Games

February 25th, 2010

Five Days (AKA Five Nights), by Eric Hatch

November 22nd, 2009

Flamingo, by Mary Borden

August 12th, 2009

Fortunata and Jacinta, by Benito Perez Galdos: The Greatest Novel You’ve Never Heard of

January 2nd, 2012

Fortune is a Woman, by Hermes Nye

March 24th, 2008

Frank Harris, by Hugh Kingsmill

July 6th, 2006

From the Steeples and Mountains: A Study of Charles Ives, by David Wooldridge

April 16th, 2011

Guard of Honor, by James Gould Cozzens

July 6th, 2006

H. M. Pulham, Esquire, by John P. Marquand

May 14th, 2009

High Water, by Richard Bissell

July 6th, 2006

House of All Nations, by Christina Stead

July 7th, 2006

Human Being, by Christopher Morley

December 28th, 2011

Human Landscapes from My Country, by Nazim Hikmet

January 12th, 2013

If It Prove Fair Weather, by Isabel Paterson

May 17th, 2009

Informed Sources: Day East Received, by Willard S. Bain (1967)

July 14th, 2014

Invasion, by Maxence van der Meersch

February 26th, 2012

Life and Fate, by Vasily Grossman

July 6th, 2006

Life in the Crystal Palace, by Alan Harrington

April 13th, 2009

Little Lives, by John Howland Spyker (pseudonym of Richard Elman)

July 3rd, 2006

Little Pedlington and the Pedlingtonians, by John Poole

January 2nd, 2011

Living Again: An Autobiography, by Felix Riesenberg

November 4th, 2012

Log Book, by Frank Laskier

March 18th, 2012

Making Institutions Work, by Geoffrey Vickers

March 15th, 2009

Men of Good Will, by Jules Romains

November 19th, 2006

Miklos Banffy’s Transylvanian Trilogy

March 28th, 2010

Morale, by John Baynes

August 16th, 2010

Mortal Leap, by MacDonald Harris

June 15th, 2008

My Life with George: An Unconventional Autobiography, by I. A. R. Wylie

May 27th, 2012

Never Ask the End, by Isabel Paterson

April 22nd, 2007

One Man’s View, by Leonard Merrick

July 19th, 2010

Other Ranks, by W. V. Tilsley

July 6th, 2006

Our Own Set, by Ossip Schubin

November 13th, 2010

Outside Lies Magic: Regaining History and Awareness in Everyday Places, by John R. Stilgoe

June 16th, 2013

Personal Pleasures, by Rose Macaulay

September 9th, 2012

Picture Frames (also published as Window Panes), by Thyra Samter Winslow

June 6th, 2010

Plus, by Joseph McElroy

August 16th, 2013

Praise a Fine Day, by Sigrid de Lima

July 25th, 2010

Proud Destiny, by Lion Feuchtwanger

July 7th, 2006

Pull Devil, Pull Baker, by Stella Benson and Count Nicolas de Toulouse Lautrec De Savine

August 12th, 2007

Red Horses, by Felix Riesenberg: A re-write of his first novel, P. A. L.

May 12th, 2013

Season’s Greetings, by Herbert Clyde Lewis

December 28th, 2009

Sincerely, Willis Wayde, by John P. Marquand

May 1st, 2008

Six Lives and a Book, by Claude Houghton

April 18th, 2008

Sleuthing in the Stacks, by Rudolph Altrocchi

September 24th, 2006

Solitary Confinement, by Christopher Burney

July 6th, 2006

Spring Offensive, by Herbert Clyde Lewis

November 1st, 2009

Steps Going Down, by John T. McIntyre (1936)

May 10th, 2014

Strange Conquest, by Alfred Neumann

July 7th, 2006

Sweet Dreams, Michael Frayn

July 6th, 2006

The Age of Reason, by Harold Nicolson

October 28th, 2008

The Best of H. T. Webster

March 27th, 2010

The Biography of a New York Hotel Scrub, by Ada Blum

January 29th, 2011

The Bottom of the Harbor, Joseph Mitchell

July 7th, 2006

The Chosen Valley: the Story of a Pioneer Town, by Margaret Snyder

August 20th, 2011

The Complete Neurotic’s Notebook, by Mignon McLaughlin

October 31st, 2010

The Dwelling Place, by Anne Goodwin Winslow

February 23rd, 2014

The Eighth Day, by Thornton Wilder

July 5th, 2006

The Evolution Man, by Roy Lewis

July 7th, 2006

The Family Carnovsky, by I. J. Singer

July 3rd, 2006

The Golden Vanity, by Isabel Paterson

September 30th, 2007

The Great American Novel, by Clyde Brion Davis

July 7th, 2006

The House was Quiet and the World was Calm, by Helen Bevington

February 11th, 2013

The Inside Story of an Outsider, by Franz Schoenberner

August 4th, 2012

The Invisible Flag, by Peter Bamm

April 27th, 2008

The Lake, by George Moore

July 7th, 2006

The Lent Jewels, by David Hughes (2002)

August 31st, 2014

The Mad Stone, by Lorna Beers

July 13th, 2010

The Moonflower Vine, by Jetta Carleton

December 23rd, 2006

The Office, by Nathan Asch

August 26th, 2006

The Prophets of Israel, by Edith Hamilton

June 29th, 2008

The Right to Heresy: Castellio Against Calvin, by Stefan Zweig

July 26th, 2008

The Search for Good Sense, by F. L. Lucas

July 16th, 2011

The Second Miracle, by Peter Greave

April 20th, 2013

The Seventh Gate, by Peter Greave

August 15th, 2009

The Silver Dark, by Herbert Clyde Lewis

September 18th, 2009

The Story of a Life, Konstantin Paustovsky

July 11th, 2007

The Sun’s Attendant, by Charles Haldeman

December 13th, 2009

The Third Policeman, by Flann O’Brien

July 7th, 2006

The Time of the Assassins, by Godfrey Blunden

August 23rd, 2007

The True Detective, by Theodore Weesner

February 11th, 2007

The Voyage of Forgotten Men, by Frank Thiess

November 1st, 2006

The Wet Flanders Plain, by Henry Williamson

July 6th, 2006

They’ve Shot the President’s Daughter!, by Edward Stewart

March 13th, 2010

This Is On Me, by Katharine Brush

February 17th, 2009

Time Stood Still: My Internment in England 1914-1918, by Paul Cohen-Portheim

January 19th, 2014

Transport, by Isa Glenn

October 18th, 2009

Under Gemini, by Isabel Bolton

May 18th, 2011

Unfinished Business, by Stephen Bonsal

February 28th, 2010

Vagabond Adventures, by Ralph Keeler

July 4th, 2006

View of Dawn in the Tropics, by Guillermo Cabrera Infante

July 6th, 2006

Wettermark, by Elliott Chaze

August 9th, 2009

What People Said, by William L. White

September 6th, 2008

When Found, Make a Verse of, by Helen Bevington

February 3rd, 2013

Winds of Morning, by H. L. Davis

July 23rd, 2006

Working with Roosevelt, by Samuel Rosenman

July 7th, 2006