Dickens or Denisovich? Mailer or Malamud? This professor agonized over the reading list for a class of prison inmates.
In 'Everything Must Go,' Will Ferrell portrays a salesman who has just lost his job and been kicked out by his wife.
Updike as critic: versatile, diligent, erudite, entertaining.
The nonfiction books we liked best in 2009.
A new biography illuminates both John Cheever’s gifts and his struggles.
Nature writer Roger Deakin considers wood as a vital element of life.
In a plot full of glib contrivances, this home-front story of the Iraq war follows the lives of three returning vets.