PAGES:
A Reading Life

TransAtlantic

The author of Let the Great World Spin spans genres and generations in his latest historical fiction.

 

Read more...

Reading Romance

Closet Romantics

Literary lovers who pack as much passion in their sentiments as they do in the bedroom.

 

Read more...

Crime and Punishment

Silent Voices

Sleuthing heroine Vera Stanhope strikes a fine balance between detectives cozy and hard-boiled.

Read more...

Reader's Diary

The Unwinding

A look at a national landscape reshaped by shifting political winds and an economic tsunami.

Read more...

Library Without Walls

Evan S. Connell: Bridging the Islands

The late author was an artist unconstrained by genre or convention.

 

Read more...

Crime and Punishment

Every Contact Leaves a Trace

A husband's investigation into his murdered wife's past yields mysteries about them both.

 

Read more...

Rock & Roll &

Voices from a Desert War

Saharan musical traditions ancient and modern, in a region riven by conflict.

 

Read more...

A Reading Life

A Delicate Truth

In an espionage master's latest, war is a booming private enterprise.

Read more...

The Speculator

The Human Division

A serialized war of worlds packs the analogous power of militaristic SF old and new.

Read more...

Reading in Common

An Interview with Elinor Lipman

The charming writer of I Can't Complain on self-esteem, second chances, and happy endings.

 

Read more...

A Reading Life

The Woman Upstairs

How selfish must an artist be?

 

Read more...

Reading Romance

To Serve and Protect

Peace officers sometimes hide their hearts behind their badges.

 

Read more...

Library Without Walls

A Pleasing Terror: Kingsley Amis's "The Green Man"

The novelist's booze-soaked, bittersweet take on the classic ghost story.

 

Read more...

Crime and Punishment

A Man Without Breath

Wartime sleuth Bernie Gunther returns in his greatest adventure yet.

 

Read more...

The Speculator

Empty Space

Another artful experiment from a genre-bending icon of science fiction.

 

Read more...

PAGES:

July 29: On this day in 1878 Don Marquis was born.

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

advertisement
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).