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Girl Singer: An Autobiography
Liberace: An American Boy
The Sammy Davis, Jr. Reader
Sheet Music
"...Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 304 pp., $20..."

Feb. 15, 2002 Music Review by Stephen MacMillan Moser

And Then Some
The Best American Short Stories of the Century
"......"

June 25, 1999 Books Feature

Of Mercy and Mississippi
On the Bookshelf
"...Houston writer Kathleen Cambor, The Book of Mercy (Farrar Straus Giroux, $22 hard), centers around the notion of change:..."

July 18, 1997 Books Review

The Year in Books
Freedom, Finkler, and Kids of America
"...I didn't read Jonathan Franzen's Freedom (Farrar, Straus and Giroux); I inhaled it, giddy with its untidy..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Books Feature by Kimberley Jones

Joe O’Connell’s Top Reads of 2017
These three novels and one memoir are all memorable for the ways they plumb the depths and mysteries of memory
"...which links together three worlds inhabited by one troubled and very unreliable character. Ill Will follows the same path..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Arts Feature by Joe O'Connell

All the Houses
Karen Olsson's novel tells the tragedy of Washington, D.C., through one family's isolated members
"...All the Housesby Karen Olsson Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 416 pp., $27..."

Oct. 16, 2015 Arts Feature by Melanie Haupt

Texas Book Festival 2015: The Clasp
The sly debut novel by essayist Sloane Crosley reviewed
"...have-enough! – take obsessively art-directed selfies at overpriced brunches and Pinterest-board Williams-Sonoma copper-pot porn...."

Oct. 13, 2015 Arts Post by Kimberley Jones

The Snow Queen
This book by the author of The Hours is a frozen confection of a novel, at once simple and intricate – and gorgeous
"...by Michael Cunningham Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 272 pp., $26..."

May 16, 2014 Arts Review by Amy Gentry

Texas Book Festival Announces First 15 Authors
Fall lineup includes Susan Choi, Attica Locke, Hafsah Faizal
"...about time to start dreaming about October’s cooler temps and one of the city’s premier fall fests, the Texas..."

June 26, 2019 Arts Post by Kimberley Jones

Jay Trachtenberg's Top Reads of 2015
A Brief History of Seven Killings leads a list of works exploring crime and politics abroad and at home
"...Seven Killings (Riverhead). Released at the end of 2014 and named the winner of this year's coveted Man Booker..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

I Will Not Give You Up
Hard to shake Franzen's Freedom
"...I didn’t plan on reviewing Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) – and I’m still not, hence this..."

Aug. 30, 2010 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Summer Reading
It's been said that behind every great man there's a woman, but Adrienne Miller kicks it up a notch
"...Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 390 pp., $25 It's been said that..."

May 27, 2005 Books Feature by Nora Ankrum

It's the Thoughts That Count
Franzen after the frenzy
"...Franzen After the Frenzy The post-WWII American literary landscape is dotted with writers whose fictional output is equaled..."

Dec. 6, 2002 Books Feature by Russell Cobb

Opening Mexico: The Making of a Democracy
Julia Preston and Samuel Dillon want to do two things in their book. Roger Gathman finds out if they pull it off.
"...Opening Mexico: The Making of a Democracyby Julia Preston and Samuel Dillon..."

March 19, 2004 Books Review by Roger Gathman

News/Print
My mouth is like the motherfuckin' Sahara Desert up in here.
"...In what is the first and very likely the final time that her name will..."

Aug. 8, 2003 Books Column by Shawn Badgley

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Werewolf
Brian McGreevy wants to ruin your workday
"...What with the saturation of glittery-torsoed vampires and Jane Austen-chomping zombies in contemporary novels, readers can be..."

April 6, 2012 Books Feature by Sarah Smith

The Year in Books
Thirty-one titles that got us talking this year
"..."genre fiction" – no, even worse, "Western novel" – and all my limited imagination coughs up is a moldering..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Books Feature by Kimberley Jones

In & Out
Texas Book Festival's gala speakers get shuffled
"...new novel By Nightfall will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux this fall, was set to appear as..."

Sept. 7, 2010 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Wolf in White Van
Indie folksinger unwinds another fiction of tragic backstory.
"...Wolf in White Vanby John Darnielle Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 224pp., $24..."

Sept. 26, 2014 Music Review by Anna Toon

Best Books of 2006
"...Two Angry Blondes (Dutton), T. Cooper; Black Swan Green (Random House), David Mitchell; The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel..."

Jan. 5, 2007 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

Rock & Roll Books
Gift Guide
"...The Producer: John Hammond and the Soul of American Music..."

Dec. 1, 2006 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Carsick
Filmmaker John Waters hitchhikes from Baltimore to San Francisco
"...Carsickby John Waters Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 336pp., $26..."

Nov. 7, 2014 Arts Feature by Tim Stegall

Rock & Roll Books
"...Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 619 pp., $30..."

June 1, 2007 Music Feature by Dan Oko

Ghost Wall
Sarah Moss' remarkable novella shows how one man's fascination with Iron Age Britain can manifest in the present in a terrifying way
"...history, using it to prop up their white supremacist propaganda. It's unsettling to watch for those of us who've..."

May 24, 2019 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

The Judges
"...Amelia Gray is the author of AM/PM (Featherproof Books) and Museum of the Weird (FC2). Her writing has appeared..."

Feb. 4, 2011 Books Feature

Big Books: Part 3
Gift guide
"...Cutty, One Rock: Low Characters and Strange Places, Gently Explainedby August Kleinzahler..."

Dec. 17, 2004 Books Feature by Belinda Acosta

Primetime Blues
Scholar Donald Bogle adds another exceptional book to his works about African-Americans in film and television.
"...Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 494 pp., $18 (paper) Donald Bogle adds..."

March 29, 2002 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

Top Books of 2018 That Make the Past Present
Whether in biography, graphic novel, crime fiction, or retold Greek myths, these books brought history to life
"...Most Dangerous Man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD (Twelve)..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Jesse Sublett

Book This Gift, You Constant Reader
Kristi Coulter’s newest will slake your need-some-wisdom thirst
"...And then quit. Seriously, just fucking quit...."

Dec. 4, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Top Books to Make Sense of a World Breaking Down
Jay Trachtenberg's top reads of 2016 explore a planet in crisis in Israel, rust-belt Ukraine, and the Antarctic
"...first novel in a decade, Here I Am (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). It takes us into the workings of..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Arts Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

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