Mark Sundeen follows the trails of couples who headed off the grid and back to the land in search of a better America. Review by Barbara Spindel.
The Girl from the Metropol Hotel
By LUDMILLA PETRUSHEVSKAYA
Reviewed by Liesl Schillinger ×
The terrible privations of Ludmilla Petrushevskaya's Soviet-era childhood were later sublimated into magical fiction. They had to be survived first. Review by Liesl Schillinger.
History of Wolves
By EMILY FRIDLUND
Posted by Anna Mundow ×
In Emily Fridlund's novel, the cold of a Minnesota town is more than metaphorical. Review by Anna Mundow.
Feminism’s Turning Point
By Steve King ×
This week in 1963, Betty Friedan's groundbreaking book "pulled the trigger on history."
A READING LIFE
Who Killed Piet Barol?
By RICHARD MASON
Reviewed by Katherine A. Powers ×
Richard Mason's new novel is a tragicomedy of greed and its consequences, set in South Africa as the colonial era comes to a close. Review by Katherine A. Powers.
Lincoln in the Bardo
by Liesl Schillinger ×
In the first novel from the celebrated author of "Tenth of December," Abraham Lincoln wrestles with grief -- and the fate of the nation hangs in the balance....
The Coen Brothers Should Adapt These Five Books
Posted by David Carnoy ×
The author of "Lucidity" on five titles he wishes his favorite filmmakers would bring to the big screen.
By KATIE KITAMURA
Reviewed by Hamilton Cain ×
In Katie Kitamura's new novel, a woman's uncertain journey to find her missing husband resonates with echoes of Greek myth. Review by Hamilton Cain.
Disunion: Visions of Our Fragmented Future
By Paul Di Filippo ×
Science fiction once imagined life under a united planetary order; but some recent writers count on more, not fewer borders. By Paul Di Filippo....
Reviewed by Michelle Dean ×
In "Outline," Rachel Cusk joined the literary movement that blurs the boundaries between fiction, essay, and memoir. Will her new work take readers even further? Review by Michelle Dean.
The Women Who Mapped Heaven
Essay by Jennifer Carson ×
Looking at the careers of groundbreaking women in astronomy and the space program, the wonder isn't how they stood out, but how well they fit in. By Jennifer Carson.