A dozen books we're eagerly awaiting in the new year.
Wine tasting with two very distinctive palates.
Can the work of a novelist who has made an art out of his alter egos be illuminated by a chronicle of his life?
An oral history of the lives of the cloistered sheds light on life behind the walls of an American monastery.
Radical Polish mermaids, post-punk post-apocalypse, and record-setting kisses round out the year in YA reading.
The most intriguing, arresting, and informative works of nonfiction for 2013
Fifteen highlights from a glorious year for imaginative literature.
As the craze for ballooning swept Europe, scientists and thrill seekers alike sought a god's-eye-view.
Elmore Leonard on fire.
How the Druids charted Europe (and the Romans took the credit).
A fresh collection from the creator of Sam Spade and the Thin Man reveals a range that went beyond hard-boiled.
Two new books chart the journey of meat and dairy from farm to table.
"The Father of Waters" shaped more than its meandering banks.
President Truman confronted a postwar world in collapse -- and a collapsing home to boot.
A philosophical detective story finds a dream state on the streets of London.
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