In the new novel from the author of the Southern Reach trilogy, a women forms a bond with a creature formed out of biotech dreams and nightmares. Review by Paul Di Filippo.
Val Emmich on the Books that Strike the Balance
Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×
The actor, musician and author of "The Reminders" on his short list of books that find the sweet spot between delicious and nutritious.
The Force Turns Forty
By Steve King ×
Four decades on, George Lucas's vision -- and the philosophy it embodied -- is still shaping our culture.
By NORMAN PODHORETZ
Reviewed by Christopher Byrd ×
Ambition, code switching, envy and obsession: revisiting Norman Podhoretz's memoir "Making It," writes Christopher Byrd, reveals not just a portrait, but a mirror....
Joshua Ferris on the Stories We Tell Ourselves
A Conversation with Bill Tipper ×
"Fictions get put into people," says the author of "Then We Came to the End" and "The Dinner Party." A conversation with Bill Tipper.
House of Names
By COLM TÓIBÍN
Reviewed by Steven G. Kellman ×
The author of "The Master" and "Brooklyn" takes on one of the greatest and most wrenching stories out of classical myth -- the crime and punishment of the House of Atreus.
By MARK KURLANSKY
Reviewed by Peter Lewis ×
Mark Kurlansky takes his idiosyncratic approach to history on a trip to Cuba's fabled capital. Review by Peter Lewis.
Patricia Lockwood Finds Her Calling
A Conversation with Amy Gall ×
The pioneering poet and memoirist on her new book "Priestdaddy," and how a confrontation with religious orthodoxy gave her a model for her own vocation. A conversation with Amy Gall.
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
By DAVID GRANN
Reviewed by Peter Lewis ×
David Grann looks back at a string of sinister deaths that plagued Oklahoma's Osage community in the 1920s. Review by Peter Lewis.
Not a Path, But a Labyrinth: Claire Dederer’s “Love and Trouble”
By David L. Ulin ×
In a coruscating new memoir, the author of "Poser" takes on the mysteries of love, desire, fidelity and marriage -- but finds no easy answers. Profile by David L. Ulin.
Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River
By DAVID OWEN
Reviewed by Michael O'Donnell ×
A new book looks at what the Colorado River system means for the United States -- and how that might change, permanently. Review by Michael O'Donnell.
History of a Disappearance: The Story of a Forgotten Polish Town
By FILIP SPRINGER; Translated by SEAN GASPER BYE
Reviewed by Katherine A. Powers ×
What does it mean to remove a place from the map? In Filip Springer's work of imaginative reconstruction, a once-vital town -- wracked by the trauma of war and worse -- is reconstructed from...