So, What Else Is New?
What seems appealing to read in the middle of these dog days of summer? How about some writing advice for that novel you’ve been contemplating...
This week highlights two mysteries: an impressive contemporary debut that seems as though it was written in another era and one from a tried and...
These five books could not be more different from one another, but they undeniably confirm why California is such a fertile setting for fiction
The View Inside
A paen to W.E.B. Du Bois and a rediscovered gem of Black fiction; a frenetic memoir by an actor whose infectious energy will take you on an exhilarating...
Apart and Together
This week features mad housewives, animal behavior, distanced families, solitude, and some much-needed poetry. Many of these books star an isolated...
2021 First Novel Prize: The Longlist
The Center for Fiction is pleased to announce the longlist for the 2021 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. The twenty-seven titles were selected...
The desire to connect is part of what makes us human, and the following stories approach this notion to great effect. Each shares the common thread...
As the country approaches the 245th celebration of Independence Day, we mark the occasion with a probing and hilarious view of an American wife...
Between Two Worlds
The books this week all have characters who straddle worlds—whether through location or vocation, reality or fantasy, historical truth or fictional...
The Darkness and the Light
Books about narcissism, illness, violence, loneliness, longing, misery, displacement, and catastrophic weather events—sounds like a description...