Displaying articles for: March 2014

Sonali Deraniyagala

Stories of survival and the writing life, selected by the author of Wave.



NoViolet Bulawayo

Three recommendations for lyrical exhilaration, from the author of We Need New Names.


Justin St. Germain

2013's Discover Award winner for Nonfiction on three haunting profiles in courage.



Anthony Marra

The winner of 2013's Discover Great New Writers Award for Fiction on books which transported him to Prague, Chechnya, and the Greek Isles.


July 22: On this day in 1941, on his twelfth wedding anniversary, Eugene O'Neill presented the just-finished manuscript of Long Day's Journey into Night to his wife, Carlotta.

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
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).

Watching Them Be

What makes a film actor into a larger-than-life movie star? James Harvey's passionate, freewheeling essays explain why there are some faces (from Greta Garbo's to Samuel L. Jackson's) from which we cannot look away.


What if you called up the spouse on the verge of leaving you -- and instead found yourself magically talking to his younger self, the one you first fell for?  Rainbow Rowell, author of the YA smash Eleanor & Park, delivers a sly, enchanting take on 21st-century love.