Anna Noyes, author of "Goodnight, Beautiful Women" and Robin MacArthur, author of "Half Wild," talk about the year-round reality of life in a world that for many exists as a seasonal getaway.
Ten Thousand Towns
By Steve King ×
In October 1920, Sinclair Lewis's "Main Street" was published -- and became the cornerstone of his uneasy relationship with his Midwestern home town.
DISCOVER GREAT NEW WRITERS
“You Are Now Entering An Absurdist Household”
Posted by Jade Chang ×
The author of "The Wangs vs. the World" on how she drew on her parents' immigrant experience in her fiction.
A Gambler’s Anatomy
By JONATHAN LETHEM
Reviewed by Michelle Dean ×
The curious world of high-stakes backgammon is at the center of the new novel from the author of "Motherless Brooklyn" and "The Fortress of Solitude." Review by Michelle Dean.
Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain’s Secret Special Forces Unit that Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War
By BEN MACINTYRE
Reviewed by Peter Lewis ×
The author of "Agent Zigzag" and "A Spy Among Friends" turns to the history of Britain's unconventional, improvisational paratroopers. Review by Peter Lewis.
The Summoner: Greil Marcus and Sean Wilentz Talk Bob Dylan
GREIL MARCUS, SEAN WILENTZ & JAMES MUSTICH
Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×
On the occasion of Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize in Literature, we're reposting this 2010 conversation which makes the case that Dylan is "an historian who acts out history."
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
By ARLIE RUSSELL HOCHSCHILD
Reviewed by Barbara Spindel ×
In economically hard-hit Louisiana, a sociologist goes in quest of the "deep story" of conservative America. Review by Barbara Spindel.
Brit Bennett: “Loss Keeps Circling”
Profile by Amy Gall ×
Secrets, friendship, love, lust, and small choices that change the course of lives: Brit Bennett talks about the inspirations for her critically hailed debut "The Mothers." A conversation with...
“There is No King of Golf”
By Steve King ×
On the centennial of the PGA, celebrating the life of its great champion Arnold Palmer -- and a golfer who embodies its more chaotic side.
A READING LIFE
Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited
By PHILIP EADE
Reviewed by Katherine A. Powers ×
A new biography by Philip Eade seeks to use newly available documents to reopen questions about the writer's love life and wartime exploits. Review by Katherine A. Powers.
The Books that Scare Me
By Maria Semple ×
The author of "Today Will Be Different" on five books so good it's scary.