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
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.
Looking for The Stranger: Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic
By ALICE KAPLAN
Reviewed by Steven G. Kellman ×
Alice Kaplan traces one of the 20th century's most influential works from its roots in Albert Camus' Algerian childhood to its destination as a touchstone for a philosophy and an era. Review by...
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
By ANDRÉS NEUMAN; Translated by JEFFREY LAWRENCE
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.
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”
By Steve King ×
The first American newspaper appeared in Boston, this week in 1690.
By JUAN GABRIEL VÁSQUEZ; Translated by ANNE McLEAN
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
By ROBERT SEETHALER
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
By ROBERT KANIGEL
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
Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×
Ten titles in the running for 2016's National Book Award for Fiction.