Featured Book Reviews from the February BookPage

the authenticity project claire pooley book cover

While Pooley’s characters’ lives often look better from the outside, they all ultimately reconcile what they pretend to be with what they actually are. Book review

splendid and the vile by erik larson book cover

In his new book, The Splendid and the Vile, erik Larson tackles one of the most heralded figures in modern Western history: Winston Churchill. Review

american dirt by jeanne cummins book cover

Almost every facet of Jeanine Cummins’ anticipated new novel is geared toward propulsion. This book has also been hotly debated in the media. One of BPL’s “Staff Picks” for February. Review

the chill by scott carson book cover

This fast-paced, frenzied tale of survival against both natural and supernatural forces will leave you gasping for air. Review

the rabbit hunter by lars kepler book cover

Unraveling at a breakneck pace and seemingly custom-built for a big-screen adventure, The Rabbit Hunter is a chase you’ll want to get in on. Review

a long petal of the sea by isabel allende book cover

Isabel Allende explores what it means to live in freedom and under tyranny, to feel displaced and at home. Review

the worst best man by mia sosa book cover

The pages smoke from time to time, but this is essentially a sweet, light confection for the Valentine’s Day season. Review

the good killer by harry dolan book cover

Block out sufficient time to read The Good Killer in one sitting. It’ll be hard to stop once you get started. Review