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The Speculator

The Magician King

The return of Quentin Coldwater, now High King of Fillory, but still a tormented kid from Brooklyn.

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A Reading Life

A Book of Secrets

An Italian villa and a haunting sculpture are at the center of a true story of wealth, obsession, and scandal.

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Reading Romance

I'm Too Hot for You

Can two people find love when one has been humiliated by the other?

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Reader's Diary

Turn of Mind

A once-brilliant surgeon battles Alzheimer's disease. But is she forgetting a monstrous crime? 

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Library Without Walls

Idle Reading

A wealth of recommendations for whiling away the summer days.

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A Reading Life

Misterioso

A team of Swedish police traces a murder to a secret society—but that's just the beginning.

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Rock & Roll &

Making Out Like Gangsters

Four new books explore the nexus of business, crime, and the making of popular music.

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Drawn to Read

The Man in the Rockefeller Suit

The chilling true story of an extremely self-made man.

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The Speculator

The Astounding, the Amazing, and the Unknown

Science fiction authors aid the war effort during WWII with fruits of their imaginations made real.

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A Reading Life

Flashback

A near-future thriller by the author of Drood follows the trail of a murder through a drug that lets users relive the past.

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Reading Romance

Like a Rolling Stone

There's no more enticing figure than a loner who won't settle down -- until he does.

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A Reading Life

The Crime Novels of Jakob Arjouni

Jakob Arjouni’s Turkish-German private eye Kemal Kayankaya walks the mean streets of Frankfurt with a flair worthy of Bogart.


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Reader's Diary

Machiavelli

A new biography of the Florentine diplomat and author who gave birth to modern political theory, and blackened his own name in the process.

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Rock & Roll &

Monster Anthems

Behind Lady Gaga's postmodern spectacle, a voice of surprising power.

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A Reading Life

Reveille in Washington: 1860-1865

Rediscovering a majestic, sardonic portrait of the nation's capital, half finished and plunged into war.

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July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
Paradise and Elsewhere

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.

Pastoral

When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).