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Longing and Belonging: Alexandra Fuller's Leaving Before the Rains Come

In this beautiful and unusual memoir, Alexandra Fuller weaves together tales of her childhood adventures in southern Africa with a thorough, nuanced examination of her failed marriage.

January 21, 2015

Recovered Love: Miranda Richmond Mouillot's A Fifty-Year Silence

A Fifty-Year Silence recounts Miranda Richmond Mouillot’s emotional journey to find meaning in life, love, and her family’s relationships.

January 14, 2015

7 Books That Go Beyond the Nominees

Adaptations are everywhere this awards season, but let's look beyond the obvious for a few other reads for the literary-minded moviegoer.

January 7, 2015

Hungry for More: A Q&A with Author Rebecca Harrington

We caught up with Rebecca Harrington, author of I'll Have What She's Having: Adventures in Celebrity Dieting' to talk about the highs (and often hilarious lows) of her diet experiment.

January 2, 2015

Growing Up Gritty: A. J. Albany's Low Down

A. J. Albany’s memoir of her childhood raised by jazz great Joe Albany is at once heartbreaking and exciting.

December 23, 2014

5 Great Nonfiction Reads to Close 2014

Looking to beef up the nonfiction pile on your nightstand? Check out these five great reads from the past year to start.

December 19, 2014

Inside the Mind of Richard Branson

Richard Branson’s book The Virgin Way offers readers insight into his own experiences, theories, and practices.

December 17, 2014

Anthony Bourdain Is Still King

Anthony Bourdain’s 2000 memoir, Kitchen Confidential, still holds up after all of these years.

December 15, 2014

12 Adapted Books to Read Now

In celebration of adaptations and the great books from which they're sourced, check out one of these twelve books before seeing its movie version.

December 12, 2014

Sloane Crosley: The Other Voice of a Generation

Sloane Crosley, a former book publicist, is the author of two essay collections that, together, tell a fascinating story of her young life and her unique way of understanding the contemporary human experience.

December 10, 2014

Find the Season's Meaning: The 13th Gift by Joanne Huist Smith

As recounted in her book, The 13th Gift, December, 1999, was anything but happy for Joanne Huist Smith. She of numerous Santa figurines and the perfect tree. Three wonderful children. No – just two months after her too-young-to-die husband’s death, she wanted nothing to do with Christmas.

December 5, 2014

These Years of Magical Thinking: Joan Didion at 80

Celebrate Joan Didion's eightieth birthday by revisiting one of her many works. We recommend The Year of Magical Thinking, which is touching and heartbreaking and beautiful all at once.

November 28, 2014

F. Scott and Zelda. Sid and Nancy. Jean-Michel and Suzanne.

Jean-Michel Basquiat is somewhat of a mythical character in New York City today. But what about the woman who loved him most?

November 21, 2014

The Cremation Book Everyone Should Read

If you’ve ever thought about the traditions that enshroud death, you must read Caitlin Doughty’s Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, a coming-of-age-tale-slash-lesson-on-death.

November 19, 2014

The Wonder Woman We've Waited For

Jill Lepore’s new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, is as shocking as it is entertaining. Let us explain …