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Black Water

FICTION

Black Water

Reviewed by Anna Mundow ×

A man's career in the shadowy world of covert operations may be coming to a bloody end -- but for what purpose? Anna Mundow reviews Louise Doughty's layered novel of espionage and aftermath.
A Body in Common: Anuk Arudpragasam

INTERVIEW

A Body in Common: Anuk Arudpragasam

Profile by Michele Filgate ×

The author of "The Story of a Brief Marriage" talks about the origins of his haunting new novel. A conversation with Michele Filgate.
Her Mother’s Daughter

DAYBOOK

Her Mother’s Daughter

By Steve King ×

On September 30, 1868, Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" arrived and revolutionized literature for young people.
How to Travel Without Seeing: Dispatches from the New Latin America

TRAVEL

How to Travel Without Seeing: Dispatches from the New Latin America

Reviewed by David L. Ulin ×

The most breathtaking voice in travel writing today may be that of a writer who feels ambivalent about travel itself. Essay by David Ulin.
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life

BIOGRAPHY

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life

Reviewed by Megan Abbott ×

In Ruth Franklin's life of the author of "The Lottery" and "We Have Always Lived in the Castle," the power of loneliness is the engine of a titanic imagination. Review by Megan Abbott.
The Secret Film History of Bill Murray: 11 Bills You Might Have Missed

BILL MURRAY

The Secret Film History of Bill Murray: 11 Bills You Might Have Missed

By Gavin Edwards ×

The author of "The Tao of Bill Murray" on ten roles (plus one) to catch the unpredictable actor in after "Lost in Translation" and "Groundhog Day."
“Sundry Doubtful and Uncertain Reports”

DAYBOOK

“Sundry Doubtful and Uncertain Reports”

By Steve King ×

The first American newspaper appeared in Boston, this week in 1690.
Reputations

FICTION

Reputations

Reviewed by Tom LeClair ×

The events of a party for a Colombian political cartoonist and its aftermath through the decades provide the mystery at the heart of the "provocative" new novel from Juan Gabriel Vásquez....
A Whole Life

FICTION

A Whole Life

Reviewed by William Giraldi ×

In Robert Seethaler's novella of a man's days in the mountains of Germany, stark beauty and inevitable heartbreak are inseparable. Review by William Giraldi.
Eyes on the Street

LIVES

Eyes on the Street

Reviewed by Barbara Spindel ×

Robert Kanigel's life of urban visionary Jane Jacobs uncovers a figure whose most intense life was manifested in her ideas.
2016 NBA Longlists: Fiction

AWARDS

2016 NBA Longlists: Fiction

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

Ten titles in the running for 2016's National Book Award for Fiction.
Who Stays and Who Is Taken: Yaa Gyasi on “Homegoing”

Who Stays and Who Is Taken: Yaa Gyasi on “Homegoing”

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The author of one of the year's most exciting debuts talks about the origins of her story in the history of slavery, and the power of storytelling.