The Encyclopedia of Pasta

The history, geography, and family lore of pasta, collected by an Italian food authority whose researches into the many shapes the blessed foodstuff takes -- from abissini and agnellotti to zagarelle, ziti, and zziridd' -- combines storytelling, scholarship, and recipes into a delicious compendium.

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.