Diane Wakoski’s skill at mythmaking allows her to spin personal loss into engaging verse.
Brooke Newman’s memoir honors the numbers-savvy maid who delighted Newman’s mathematically brilliant father even as she saved Newman’s childhood.
Anne Lamott’s latest reconvenes the characters of two earlier novels in a story of middle-class drug and alcohol abuse.
Why does San Pedro de Macoris – a small town in the Dominican Republic – produce so many Major League Baseball players?
Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky recalls the five-day journey he took with David Foster Wallace during Wallace’s 1996 “Infinite Jest” book tour.
A collection of fascinating historical anecdotes highlight this account of five days in April 1945.
Short reviews of three delightful poetry collections.
The Americans who made it to London post-World War II found a vibrant city fueled by courage and resolve.
How did Jane Austen become a superstar?
Journalist Kai Bird draws on memories of a childhood spent in the Middle East to shape this exploration of the region’s conflict.
Nearly three decades of informal classroom chats with some of America’s finest poets.
A collection of essays that examine all manner of things spiritual.
New Yorker editor David Remnick examines Barack Obama’s unprecedented political odyssey.
Warning: This case is "more addictive than crack."
A chance to see the sketches behind the work of comic book master Alex Ross.
Ella Mae Johnson shares the wisdom garnered in more than a century of courageous and generous living.
Memoirist and essay writer Phyllis Theroux tracks six eventful years of her own life.
The autobiography of 32-year-old Mosab Hassan Yousef, the eldest son of Hamas co-founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef, is packed with real-life drama.
Paula Byrne's engaging ‘partial’ bio of Evelyn Waugh focuses on his relationship with the family who inspired "Brideshead Revisited."
Book No.3 in the Harry Potter series is a genuine page turner.