200 Books That Shaped 200 Years of Literature
When The Center for Fiction opened its doors in 1821 as the Mercantile Library of New York, Percy Bysshe Shelley mourned his friend John Keats...
Holiday Book Guide: Cookbooks
The pandemic made cooks of us all, and there’s no time better than the holidays, when you have some time to spare, to test out new recipes
Holiday Book Guide: Young People's Literature
This week we highlight favorites from a year particularly rich in books for young people! These are our recommendations for holiday gift-giving...
Live and Learn
This week marks the publication of a landmark book of Black history, one that is sure to change the conversation about slavery and should be essential...
Daylight Saving Reading
There is a melancholy that often descends when we turn back the clocks in November each year. It always affects my choice of reading material...
Loyalists and Rebels
Compassionate short stories; tested loyalties; fiction and nonfiction explorations of two great writers; and the pairing of two devoted friends...
A modern ghost story by a Pulitzer Prize-winner leads this week’s selections, followed by comic fiction about a troupe of characters in Edenic...
The Vicissitudes of Love
Love and literature go well together—it might be romantic love, the love of culinary arts, the love of family, or the love of animals
“True friends stab you in the front,” as Oscar Wilde once said. Here are books about unbreakable bonds, about reconnecting with lost soul...
A debut storyteller leads the list this week with a collection set in the volatile American South that’s not to be missed