A review of Doug Marlette’s Magic Time, The Washington Post, September 20, 2006

A review of Nathan McCall’s Them, The Washington Post, November 11, 2007

A Review of Richard Wright’s posthumous novel, A Father’s Law,The Washington Post, January 13, 2008

A review of Sarah Johnson’s Mount Vernon: The Forgotten History of an American Shrine, The Washington Post, February 24, 2008

A Review of Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese, The Washington Post, February 29, 2009

Review on National Public Radio, October 5, 2010

Review of Stacy Scjhiff’s Cleopatra: A Life, National Public Radio, November 1, 2010

Review of Harlem is Nowhere, National Public Radio, February 16, 2011

The Wall Street Journal, January 31, 2014

Review of William Styron’s My Generation, The Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2015

A review of Matthew Battles’s Palimpsest: A History of the Written Word, The Wall Street Journal, August 14, 2015

Review of Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement, The Wall Street Journal, November 6, 2015