Displaying articles for: May 2013

Amy Brill

The Movement of Stars' author on thrilling tales of female scientists.



Matthew Goodman

The author of Eighty Days on five literary voyages that find the narrative in history.



Rick Atkinson

In honor of Memorial Day, the Guns at Last Light author on his favorite World War II books.



Caroline Leavitt

Is This Tomorrow's author on suburban crimes, broken hearts, and bygone eras.



Sophie Kinsella

The Wedding Night author on tales of love and matrimony.


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.

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).