Displaying articles for: July 2013

Ivy Pochoda

Three books offering "strangulated rapture" and "hallucinatory poetry" to the author of Visitation Street.



Beatriz Williams

The author of A Hundred Summers on tales of "the vintage beach."



Allen C. Guelzo

The master historian on reading the Battle of Gettysburg.


Karen Joy Fowler

On London spinsters, Japanese schoolgirls, and San Francisco steampunks.



Daniel Vaughn

The Prophets of Smoked Meat's author on adventures in barbecue.



July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

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).