A World War II effort to develop antibiotics—and the ethical complications that arise—are seen through the lens of a photographer's eye.
The author revisits the characters of his debut novel, Less Than Zero, in a Los Angeles haunted by dread.
In Ann Beattie's latest novella, a young writer (much like the author) receives a misleading tutorial.
Justin Cronin's hefty new work of modern fantasy promises to transport the reader away from everyday cares—but can it deliver?
This girl tastes life's flavors more intently than most.
In this overstuffed, satirical tale, the last Jew alive becomes the object of the world's fascination, desires, and fears.
The trials and triumphs of an adoption agency's director are at the heart of this emotional tale.
Rachel Cusk's new novel attempts a contemporary reprise of a Tolstoyan melody.
Jean Kwok's novel of a Chinese-American girl's life is woven through with hard-won knowledge.
A "so-called believer" explores the argument and art of Philip Pullman's reimagining of gospel narratives.
A new look at an Austrian novel that charts a doctor's unique and uncertain path to redemption.
An Irish novelist's sly tale of a friendship with a bit of mystery at its heart.
The latest novel from the 75-year-old Japanese Nobel Prize winner blends mystery and memory.
In Paul Theroux's latest novel, a stymied writer is drawn into a mystery with religious overtones.
Martin Amis's new novel remembers the sexual revolution as it was "well into its Reign of Terror phase."
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