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Universal Circus: Bigtop Reads for Everyone

From horror to history to young adult fiction, here are three circus-esque tales to satisfy everyone.

August 20, 2014

Comforting Cambodia: A Q&A with Volunteer and Journalist Gail Gutradt

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

3 Questions for Hampton Sides, Author of In the Kingdom of Ice

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

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.

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.

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.

July 9, 2014

Searching for Solidity: Barbara Ehrenreich's Living With a Wild God

Barbara Ehrenreich’s memoir delves into a topic one might not expect from the author.

July 4, 2014

Something for Everyone: 10 New Reads for a Long Weekend

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

Oh, William Tecumseh Sherman: We Hardly Knew Ye

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

J.D. Salinger B.C.: A Quick Question with Joanna Rakoff

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

The Girl With the Great International Romance Stories

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

A Restaurant, a Marriage: Molly Wizenberg's Delancey

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

The Life and Death of Robert Ames: Kai Bird's The Good Spy

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.

May 23, 2014

Uncovering Sun Ra: Space Is the Place

John Szwed’s illuminating biography of Sun Ra, ‘one of the strangest artists that America has ever produced,’ is your chance to know the jazz poet.

May 14, 2014

Engaging, Illuminating, Untamed by Will Harlan: Miwa Messer Reviews

'I love reading books – fiction or non, doesn’t matter to me -- with a sense of place so strong that the landscape itself might as well be a living, breathing character.'