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A Reading Life

Ring Lardner: Stories & Other Writings

The master ventriloquist of the American vernacular in all its comic variety.

 

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Rock & Roll &

No Hitting

In Norman Rush’s Subtle Bodies, a  memorial service brings old friends together.

 

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Crime and Punishment

Evil Eye

A quartet of tales from the dark side of the heart.

 

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University Presses

Franco's Crypt

Reading Spain's civil war, and the modern nation in its wake.

 

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Reading Romance

Wounded Heroes

The healing power of love found in deep space, the nineteenth century, and modern homes.

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Library Without Walls

The Riddle of the Sands

Why this 1903 "Record of Secret Service" may be the first great modern spy novel.

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A Reading Life

Archangel

Five stories follow seekers of knowledge in the natural world.

 

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Rock & Roll &

Tell All

Intimate memoirs of New York life and love.

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The Speculator

Blood of Tyrants

An alternate history epic brings a British captain and his loyal dragon to battle with Napoleon's army.

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University Presses

God Bless America

How Irving Berlin's patriotic tune became a shadow national anthem.

 

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Crime and Punishment

The Infatuations

Sometimes the mystery is not what leads up to a murder, but what happens after.

 

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Reading in Common

Dreams of My Russian Summers

The power of memory and longing is undimmed in this classic memoir.

 

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The Speculator

Neptune's Brood

The visionary adventure begun in Saturn's Children continues to extend the legacy of Heinlein and other foundational dreamers.

 

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Reading Romance

Forsaking All Others

Divided loyalties can make for passionate drama.

 

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Rock & Roll &

Gypsy Is His Autopilot

The Roma roots and world-conquering rhythms of an unclassifiable band.

 

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