Displaying articles for: September 2010

At Home

The celebrated travel writer turns his gaze on the world inside.

Read more...

The Wilding

Mother Nature's dark side comes to the fore in Benamin Percy's tale of a woodland excursion gone wrong.

Read more...

By Nightfall

A mid-life search for meaning in an increasingly commodified world, from the author of The Hours.

Read more...

The Honor Code

A philosopher argues for honor as a key moral concept—and as the catalyst for moral revolutions.

Read more...

A Curable Romantic

A lovelorn demon makes appointments with Sigmund Freud in this novel of fin de siecle Vienna.

Read more...

Skippy Dies

Paul Murray embraces tragedy and ribald comedy with a coming-of-age tale set in an Irish boys' school.

Read more...

Jane Addams

A new life of the trailblazing activist and peace advocate who founded Hull House.

Read more...

You Were Wrong

An obnoxious stepfather, a lovely burglar, and an overwhelmed young math teacher wrestle with words.

Read more...

The Last Utopia

An argument that one of the core beliefs of our age was only recently invented.

Read more...

Man in the Woods

A rescue gone wrong puts a tale of crime, punishment, and forgiveness in motion.

Read more...

Juggling and Digging

New verse from Seamus Heaney and Paul Muldoon offers complementary visions of the poet's vocation.

Read more...

The Elephant's Journey

Nobel Laureate José Saramago's playful tale takes a trip through 16th-century Europe on a pachyderm's back.

Read more...

Our Tragic Universe

A metafictional foray into writing and not writing, by a novelist writing what she knows.

Read more...

The Warmth of Other Suns

An impassioned history of the Great Migration of black Americans from the rural South to the urban North and West between 1910 and 1970.

Read more...

C

Encryption and early 20th-century technology provide the Pynchon-esque atmosphere for this ambitious, adventurous novel.

Read more...

Fury

The author of Smashed returns with a second memoir, a diary-like exploration of her angers and their repression.

Read more...

Ape House

The author of Water for Elephants returns with a captivating novel about a "lively, witty, warm-hearted and sharp" sextet of bonobos.

Read more...

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

advertisement
Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
In the Light of What We Know

Zia Haider Rahman's mystery of a brilliant Bangladeshi mathematician's past barrels through the Ivy League, London high finance, and spy-haunted Afghanistan in a page-turning tale of exile, intrigue and the price of friendship. A Discover Great New Writers selection.

The People's Platform

Once touted as the foundation for tomorrow's digital democracy, the Internet is increasingly ruled by a few corporate giants, while millions of contributors till its fields for free. Astra Taylor looks at why the web has failed to deliver a communitarian cyberscape, and offers a compelling case for restoring its original vision.

A Private Venus

Dubbed "the Italian Simenon," Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911-1969) began his crime-writing career with books set in the USA, but quickly shifted scene closer to home, the city of Milan.  In this adventure, appearing in English for the first time, his underdog hero Dr. Duca Lamberti finds himself in the middle of a seedy, scantily clad criminal racket, where the presence of an outsider could result in death.