Displaying articles for: January 2010

Mark Bechtel

Improbable connections and unstoppable comedy.


Marian Keyes

The Irish author selects engrossing and inspiring works of fact and fiction Read more...

Rebecca Goldstein

The author recommends works of fiction that capture the mind, heart and soul in one fell swoop.


Mark Bittman

The author of How to Cook Everything and Food Matters recommends some literary nourishment.


James Patterson

The king of the page-turners on pages he loves to turn.


July 23: Jessica Mitford died on this day in 1996.

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

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.


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).