Pasta

The shapely pleasures of a favorite food.

Read more...

Elephants

Lively reading on a weighty subject.

Read more...

Getaway Tales

Books that put the "beach" in beach read.

Read more...

Royal Inheritors

Royal baby-watching in Great Britain, past and present.

Read more...

The Pen Name Game

Great writers under covers.

Read more...

Counterculture Comedy

The merry pranksters and satirists who stoked laugh riots.

 

Read more...

Revolution

Uprisings in pursuit of freedom around the world.

Read more...

Boating

On lake, stream, and ocean wave.

Read more...

Groupthink

The danger of conformity.

 

Read more...

Dynamic Dads

Unforgettable fathers from fiction.

 

Read more...

The Pulitzer Prize

A tribute to literature's most distinguished award, in celebration of its anniversary.

 

Read more...

Golf

Humor, drama, and history on the links.

Read more...

American Battles

The life and times of U.S. soldiers in five uniquely chronicled wars.

 

Read more...

Dante Alighieri

A quintet celebrating The Divine Comedy author's wickedly rich poetics.

 

Read more...

Mothers & Children

A library of maternal tales -- funny, fateful, and forever.

 

Read more...

Painting Painters

Profiles of the artists who've captivated our culture.

Read more...

Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013

The life and times of Britain's first female Prime Minister.

Read more...

Gardening

A cultivated patch of fertile plots and well-tended prose.

Read more...

Modern Ireland

Great reads from the Emerald Isle's new voices.

 

Read more...

March Madness

A reading list to celebrate college basketball's annual apex.

Read more...

Numbers

From Big Data to The Education of T. C. Mits, an exploration of the powers and pleasures of mathematics.

Read more...

Wild Marvels

Charting the most unusual creatures inhabiting our sea, earth, and sky.

 

Read more...

Making Movies

For your consideration: great books on shooting Oscar-caliber films.

 

Read more...

Abraham Lincoln

Chronicling the president, emancipator, and man of letters.

 

Read more...

Black History Month

Five works celebrating African-American culture and the pursuit of civil rights.

 

Read more...

The End Zone

Eclectic football titles that expand our love of the game.

 

Read more...

Happiness

Reading in support of an endless pursuit.

Read more...

Home Life

From cabin to castle.

Read more...

Navigators

Page-turning journeys around the world and into the unknown.

Read more...

Pseudonyms

Great writers under covers.

Read more...

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," 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).