A confidant recalls his complex rapport with one of the 20th century’s great contrarians.
To read Homer, says Adam Nicolson, is to feel 'a form of reassurance that in the end there is some kind of understanding in the world.'
In this astonishingly confident debut novel, a teenager and his mother move to rural Kentucky seeking healing from a tragedy – only to discover a new form of trouble.
Priya Parmar's splendid novel imagines the thankless task of catering to the self-absorbed geniuses of the Bloomsbury group.
How a factory worker and an heiress united to fight for their ideals.
A historian looks more closely at the network that liberated thousands.
An Israeli novelist offers an unsettling look at the paradoxes of a conflict.
In her third memoir, Fuller unspools the story of her surprisingly rocky life since childhood.
Canadian journalist Graeme Smith struggles to make sense of all that he saw during a decade of war and nation-building in Afghanistan.
Journalist and onetime Internet entrepreneur Andrew Keen wants us to more carefully consider the question: 'What society are we building here?'
Pearlman's stories often emphasize isolation – but offer at least the hope of more.
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.