Sometimes we just need something concise and brief and diminutive, of modest size (but not necessarily scope). Perhaps a little something for...
First Novels and Last Novels, and Those in Between
Some of the finest books of the season are just coming out now. They can provide a welcome alternative to the daily news cycle and just might...
Haunting, scary, spooky, creepy, frightening, gothic, and ghostly—how many ways can we describe the novels that make us shiver, and the stories...
The Voices of America
This week we focus on the great variety of voices in America in its many forms: fiction, fantastic and speculative; biography; poetry; and essay
Murder, Eat, Read, Repeat
This week I wanted to call out four new books in the crime genre that are particularly good—followed by a new mouthwatering cookbook and two...
Escape the Election Blues with Fall Books
This week’s collection underscores how a variety of storytelling styles can entertain, emotionally satisfy, and surprise
Found in Translation
This week we celebrate works in translation with recent novels and nonfiction that show a wonderful diversity of voices coming from afar— Poland...
Curl Up and Read as the Cooler Weather Rolls In
A fantastical world, families navigating the death of a loved one, a plea for respect to all American citizens and young adult fiction that can...
Something for Everyone
This week offers an array of tantalizing Fall arrivals with characters from a variety of backgrounds and, we hope, for every literary taste—a...
An Embarrassment of Riches to Start September
As usual September is beginning with an abundance of tasty, irresistible books to read. Despite the absence of all the usual in-person events...