The world Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz paints in her new book, Dr. Mutter’s Marvels, sheds light on the gruesome beginnings of modern medicine.
September 10, 2014
'I wish I had nothing to say on the nature of loss, but I do. Because one ordinary day, I encouraged my two kids to play in the rain. And only one came back.' –Anna Whiston-Donaldson
August 24, 2014
From horror to history to young adult fiction, here are three circus-esque tales to satisfy everyone.
August 20, 2014
Following the publication of her memoir chronicling her time as a volunteer at Wat Opot in Cambodia, we caught up with Gail Gutradt to talk about her experiences.
August 13, 2014
For his latest epic, In the Kingdom of Ice, Hampton Sides's research propelled him into a time and place he’d previously only read about.
July 25, 2014
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.
July 18, 2014
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.
July 16, 2014
David Remnick has written a compelling monument to Muhammad Ali, a man who pushed himself into the history books.
July 9, 2014
Barbara Ehrenreich’s memoir delves into a topic one might not expect from the author.
July 4, 2014
The Fourth of July is traditionally a time to gather with friends and family, fire up the barbecue, and celebrate our country's independence. That said, it's also your prerogative if you'd rather celebrate your independence by reading -- independently. If that's the case, we have you covered with ten brand-new books for fans of fiction, […]
July 2, 2014
Robert O’Connell’s new book, Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman, brings us closer than ever to the stories behind the legend.
June 25, 2014
My Salinger Year, Joanna Rakoff’s new memoir about her time as an assistant to J. D. Salinger’s agent, provides a glimpse of the publishing world at the last moment – 1996 – before computers became unavoidable.
June 18, 2014
Kristin Newman, a writer on ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and ‘That ‘70s Show,’ took vacation – and the possibility of the adjacent vacationships – seriously.
June 11, 2014
Last month, Orangette blogger and author of A Homemade Life, Molly Wizenberg published her second book, Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage.
May 28, 2014
In The Good Spy, Kai Bird offers us a rare look at the life and times of Robert Ames, as well as a look behind the curtain where policies are forged.