<

Today

A Memoir of the Middle East: Kim Barker's The Taliban Shuffle

Kim Barker’s memoir of her time as a journalist in Kabul in the early aughts, The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, is simultaneously touching, hilarious, and smart.

Read more

Thursday

A Peek at Your Inner Wildebeest: Catherine Lacey's Nobody Is Ever Missing

Wednesday

Truth in Fiction: A Wedding in Provence by Ellen Sussman

Tuesday

On the Right to Read and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

Monday

Tim Weaver on the Difference Between the American and British Thriller

Sunday

Revisit a YA Classic: Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging

Saturday

Plain Jayne by Laura Drewry: A Return Home

>

July 18, 2014

5 Questions for Celebrity Emulator Rachel Bertsche

Rachel Bertsche, author of Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me, allowed us to pick her brain about her recently documented lifestyle-improvement quest, her next project, and Lady Gaga.

Read More

July 17, 2014

California: An Original, Exciting Dystopian Debut

California is an original dystopian/apocalypse novel, a commendable feat in an arguably oversaturated genre, and its version of the almost-end is captivating for how imminent and possible it is.

Read More

July 16, 2014

King of the World by David Remnick: On Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali

David Remnick has written a compelling monument to Muhammad Ali, a man who pushed himself into the history books.

Read More

July 15, 2014

The Intricacy of Marriage: Life Drawing by Robin Black

The extraordinary short story writer Robin Black in her first collection, If I Loved You I Would Tell You This, captured the reader’s attention with careful detail, brilliant dialogue and the specific interiority of her characters. In Life Drawing, her first novel, now available, she displays many of the same attributes.

Read More

July 14, 2014

A Fairy Tale, Revisited: Michael Cunningham's The Snow Queen

Michael Cunningham's latest novel, The Snow Queen, revisits a familiar Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, but with a twist.

Read More

July 13, 2014

Zombies? Coming-of-Age? All at Once

Courtney Summers’s young adult novel, This Is Not a Test, explores the theme of survival – at multiple levels.

Read More

July 12, 2014

New Romance Series Hell's Outlaws: The Last of the Red-Hot Cowboys

Tina Leonard’s new series, the Hell's Outlaws, begins right here with a women’s rodeo – and the men who think it’s a bad idea.

Read More