Displaying articles for: April 2014

Iain Sinclair

The author of American Smoke on the books that inspired his journeys into "unknown geographies."


Akhil Sharma

The books that inspired him to write Family Life.


Pia Padukone

The author of Where Earth Meets Water on great novels of intertwined characters.


Eric Van Lustbader

A master of the action genre on his favorite martial arts and samurai stories.


Domenica Ruta

The Discover Award finalist and author of With or Without You on true dramas of Iraq, North Korea, and Americana.


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.

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).