Harvey Araton

Fathers and Sons and Newspapers: Cold Type by Harvey Araton

In Cold Type, his first novel, Araton makes a strong debut as he reveals the inner workings of a newspaper strike, based on The Daily News strike of the early 1990s.

August 30, 2014

Keep Summer Hot: 5 Novels to Raise the Temperature

Just because we’re face-to-face with Labor Day, which traditionally signifies the end of summer, doesn’t mean your reading list has to freeze over with the dropping temperatures.

August 28, 2014

Commit to Flings by Justin Taylor

Justin Taylor's new collection, Flings, is one of those short story collections that comes along, maybe once every year or every few years, and exemplifies the form, reaffirming the idea that particularly skilled writers can use short fiction to create something fully formed and essential. Some stories in this collection span lifetimes while others exist […]

August 27, 2014

Emily Gould Brings Us the Funny, Refreshing Friendship

Emily Gould’s very funny debut novel, Friendship, is full of moments you will recognize, sometimes joyfully and sometimes a little bit shamefully.

August 26, 2014

Not for the Typical Reader: Edgar Cantero's The Supernatural Enhancements

What I’m going to tell you, you may not want to hear: Edgar Cantero’s The Supernatural Enhancements will appeal to the part of you that isn’t a reader.

August 25, 2014

Read Before You See: This Is Where I Leave You

The big-screen adaptation of Jonathan Tropper’s novel This Is Where I Leave You will soon be in theaters – but get a head start on the story now.

August 24, 2014

Universal Circus: Bigtop Reads for Everyone

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

August 21, 2014

The Most Hilarious Letters of All

Julie Schumacher’s witty epistolary novel, Dear Committee Members, provides a glimpse into Professor Jason T. Fitger’s sorry life through a series of absurd and hysterical letters of recommendation he begrudgingly writes for his students and colleagues.

August 19, 2014

From Alchemist to Adultery: Paulo Coelho's Latest

It is resoundingly clear that many delicate choices were made in the crafting of this first-person narrative set in famously neutral Switzerland.

August 18, 2014

Short Stories from the Master: Lydia Davis's Can't and Won't

Lydia Davis is a master of the shortest of short stories, as evident in her most recent collection, Can’t and Won’t.

August 16, 2014

Snakes on Vacation: A $1.99 Kathy Reichs Thrill

Have you ever had a vacation get off to a really, really bad start? So has Tempe Brennan.

August 15, 2014

You're Getting Warmer: 6 Late-Summer Mysteries

Summer is threatening to disappear – but that doesn’t mean your long days of reading outdoors are close to over. Check out these seven mysteries to keep your momentum going.

August 14, 2014

On Heartache and History: The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Richard Flanagan’s latest novel, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, brings readers on a journey into a dark part of world history – and all of the heartache within it.

August 12, 2014

New Murakami to Read Right Now: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is Haruki Murakami’s latest novel, long-awaited after the English translation of 1Q84 hit the shelves in 2011.

August 11, 2014

A Truly Unique Beach Read: Graham Joyce's The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit

Think back to the summers that joined your college years. And now immediately forget them as you dive into Graham Joyce's latest thrilling novel.