Crimes and Passion
Though we get an extra day this month (thanks to the leap year), folklore suggests February 29th is bad luck. The characters in these four novels...
This week we dig deep into lives real and imagined, past and present: three memoirs, one in verse; a posthumous essay collection; and of course...
Hearts and Flowers?
This Valentine’s issue of our newsletter presents two books about love in its various iterations, both happy and sad, always complicated
Out of the Shadows
If the groundhog’s prediction is to be believed, we can look forward to an early spring, but in the meantime, there are treasures published...
These five novels are all suspenseful in their own ways—not just because there are three gripping crime stories (including two debuts), but...
Mind Over Matter
Books that are informed by the cultures of Iran, Vietnam, Denmark, and Ukraine will take you to faraway places this week, and deep into the minds...
Varieties of Exile
Several disparate yet extraordinary voices this week are linked by themes of heritage and displacement—from North Africa to Puerto Rico, Poland...
A selection of five new novels with page-turning plots by women start off our reading in the new year. Here we have a novelist whose 2020 debut...
Joy to the World
This roundup of our 25 bestselling books from 2023 can act as a last-minute holiday gift guide for your family and friends—or for yourself...
Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
This week bookseller extraordinaire Leah Bronstein guest-edits the newsletter to share some of her favorite books for young readers from 2023