... Carlin Romano has high praise for Richard Russo: Russo knows where to look.
... Ed Champion had hoped for more from Kate Christensen's latest: Satiric barbs meander off-course.
... Glenn Altschuler takes a peek with Jeffrey Toobin Inside the Rehnquist court.
... Katie Haegele discovers an odd mix online: New media: Computer programming meets embroidery.
... Katie was also very impressed with Jenny Downham's Before I Die: Young Adult Reader | 16 years old and terminally ill, living on a list of life's joys.
... Sarah Weinman is also impressed - with Nikita Lalwani's Gifted: A 'gifted' mind longing to be average Rumi's aptitude propels her to Oxford at 15. She's a girl struggling to reconcile East and West, fantasy and reality.
During the past week ...
... Karen Heller was thrilled with Andrea Barrettt's The Air We Breathe: Author mines romantic view of science.
... David Adler liked Ben Ratliff's Clarifying why Trane matters .
... and Christine Ma was impressed with Dalia Sofer's The Septembers of Shiraz: Family's story illuminates life under mullahs.