The Kitchen Boy, by Robert Alexander,
Penguin, 2004 - Reviewed by Lacey Echols
The Kitchen Boy, by Robert Alexander, is a novel about the final
days of the last tsar, Nicholas Romanov and his wife Alexandra, and
the family's imprisoned existence after the revolution in 1919. The
story is told from the perspective of the young kitchen boy,
Leonka, who lived . . .
Defending Jacob, by William Landay,
Random House, 2012 - Reviewed by Larry Riggs
This is the third book by Landay, a former prosecutor. It's the
first one I've read, and it is good enough to motivate me to read
the other two. The book is legally and psychologically complex and
convincing. Jacob is the fourteen-year-old son of Andy Barber, an
assistant district attorney . . .
Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of
Black America, by Cameron McWhirter, St. Martins's
2011 - Reviewed by John Ramsbottom
Who under the age of 30 can say what the title NAACP stands
for? Not only is the National Association for the Advancement
of Colored People (founded 1909) too easily overlooked today, its
early history seems to coincide with a period of defeat for black
Joseph Anton. A Memoir, by Salman
Rushdie, Random House, 2012 - Reviewed by Eloise Sureau-Hale
In his latest book, Salman Rushdie is Joseph Anton, a name
chosen to protect himself, when a fatwa was pronounced against him
and his Satanic Verses in 1989.
Written in the third person narrative rather than the first person
perspective, thus allowing some distance, Rushdie candidly recalls
. . .
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