Drew Toal

Drew Toal appears in the following:

A Cautionary Tale For Aspiring 1-Percenters In 'Young Money'

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Writer Kevin Roose followed eight new bankers through their first years on Wall Street. Reviewer Drew Toal says the book has a "solid sense of finance's corrosive day-to-day effects."


How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Senate

Friday, November 22, 2013

With the invocation of the so-called "nuclear option," Senate Democrats moved to limit the power of the filibuster and dramatically change the nature of the institution. Many โ€” on both sides โ€” point to the maneuver as a sign of the system's failure. Writers Drew Toal and Kate Tuttle suggest books that might offer hope for us yet.


'At The Bottom' Of A Friendship, How Far Would You Go To Help?

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Ben Dolnick's coming-of-age tales themselves mature in the new At the Bottom of Everything, which chronicles a teenaged friendship that's faded after a terrible event. Reviewer Drew Toal says that despite some missteps, Dolnick has a strong sense of his characters and their shared trauma.


Frontier Preachers Thump More Than Bibles In 'Blood Of Heaven'

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Backwoods preachers spout Bible verses while spreading mayhem and revolution in Kent Wascom's The Blood of Heaven. The novel is set in the early 1800s, when western Florida was a battleground where Americans fought Spanish and French imperialists for control.