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The Speculator

The Crane Wife

A novel based on a Japanese folktale traces a journey of redemptive magic, art, and love.

 

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Reviews & Essays

Orfeo

A National Book Award winner's gripping tale of a music teacher who's branded a terrorist.

 

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Reviews & Essays

The Scent of Pine

A road trip to Maine offers a Russian immigrant transportive memories of her past, and a prospective ally in her future.

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Crime and Punishment

Apple Tree Yard

Crimes of the heart throw a perceptive woman into a suspenseful courtroom drama.

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A Reading Life

Flyover Lives: A Memoir

The author of effervescent transatlantic fiction maps the Middle America of her forebears.

 

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Reading in Common

Brown Dog

The adventures of Jim Harrison's "wonderful backwoods nitwit" are collected in one rollicking set of linked tales.

 

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Reviews & Essays

The Death Class

How one professor helps students who've faced death understand what it means.

 

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Reviews & Essays

Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas

The life (and near-death) of the Crescent City, inventively mapped.

 

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Reviews & Essays

The Time Regulation Institute

A new translation brings back a comic classic from the twilight of the Ottoman Empire.

 

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Interviews

Hang-Gliding with Gary Shteyngart

The celebrated novelist turns his darkly comic gaze on his own childhood.

 

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Reviews & Essays

The Secret History of Las Vegas

A mystery in the Nevada desert has roots in the terrible legacy of apartheid.

 

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University Presses

Maimonides: Life and Thought

Understanding the sometimes perplexing Jewish philosopher.

 

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Interviews

Wave of the Future: Chang-rae Lee

The author of On Such a Full Sea shares the genesis of his new work of dystopic fiction.

 

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Reading Romance

Fools of Fate

Is true love a matter of destiny?

 

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Reviews & Essays

On Deck: Twelve to Watch for in 2014

A dozen books we're eagerly awaiting in the new year.

 

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