What does Mark Twain’s cherished — and contentious — work of fiction teach us about about the nation it still fascinates?
Is it more important to write or to live? Caleb Powell and David Shields discuss but fail to fascinate.
Hester Vaizey profiles eight residents of the former German Democratic Republic, revealing that many former GDR citizens have complicated feelings for their erstwhile country.
A British Journalist goes myth-hunting throughout Scandinavia
The third novel of acclaimed novelist Adam Foulds follows the fortunes of characters who meet in a small Sicilian town.
Six teens are confined in a room. One of them stole $10,000. But who? The clock is ticking....
How about you? Is there an author you'd like to read, from start to finish, in 2015?
Wisdom, compassion, and dignity continue to mark the poems of Ted Kooser.
Fitzgerald was a late bloomer who turned her stoic middle-class background into the engine of unforgettable fiction.
Mio Yamato inherits her grandfather’s samurai sword – along with a mandate to battle evil.
Horton Foote's life and work were so closely intertwined, this biography demonstrates, that it's hard to know where Horton Foote, the man, ends and where Horton Foote, the writer, begins.
Henderson Smith’s tale of suffering and the hope of rescue in the northern West is on this critic’s short list of the year’s best fiction.
Recreational reading boosted morale and celebrated free thought for America’s World War II troops.
Drawing on a 13th-century manuscript, Thomas Asbridge has fashioned a rare and fascinating biography.
Former US poet laureate Donald Hall, now 86, says the poetic muse has left him. But Mary Oliver, Ted Kooser, and others are going strong.
Children are the stars in Julie Blackmon’s timeless, unsettling images.
Everything, nothing alters in decades of photos shot in the Arkansas Delta.
'Moriarty' is far gorier than anything Arthur Conan Doyle ever penned.
Eugene Yelchin, author of 'Breaking Stalin's Nose,' offers a wonderful companion novel for middle-grade readers.
A 14-year quest yields thoughtful, dignified portraits of ancient trees.
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