Monday Evening Book Reviews

Erica Wagner on Kent Wascom’s The Blood of Heaven: “This isn’t a novel to read if you’re seeking factual enlightenment: it can be a rough, confusing ride. But Wascom is able to create an eerie bond between America’s past and its present.” (Financial Times)

Jeff Giles on Mark Lewisohn’s Tune In: ” Lewisohn writes in novelistic detail and with the obvious conviction that none of the previous Beatles biographies have ever been good enough — even if, until this very moment, they had to be.” (

Caitlin Callaghan on P. S. Duffy’s The Cartographer of No Man’s Land: “The novel as a whole is multi-layered, and though the mix of multiple themes, characters, and storylines results in a book that is often expansive and stimulating, at times the many moving parts can be overwhelming and even redundant.” (The Rumpus)

The Independent on Derry Moore’s An English Room: “Derry Moore’s discerning eye captures the essence of the English room, whether in a country cottage, large estate, ancient chapel, or artist studio – at home or abroad. (The Independent)

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