This week in literary history, an occupied city is freed: “Paris broken! Paris martyred! But Paris liberated!”
Swashbuckling with the author of Scaramouche and Captain Blood. Essay by Michael Dirda.
Flings author Justin Taylor on finding a sense of place in four books which whisk readers “away to a place you’ve never been before.”
By RICHARD FLANAGAN
A WWII prisoner of war’s poetic quest is a love story and soldier’s saga that “dares the big revelation.” Review by Melissa H. Pierson.
The founder of Rome’s imperial dynasty, through distinctly modern eyes.
“Before you’ve even had a chance to milk your cow, there’s already butter. In a dish! With a knife!”
A classic story of sheepdogs and their masters, retuned for modern ears.
A surgeon faces the consequences of a moment’s error. Review by Anna Mundow.
The legendary romance author asks for your reading recommendations, and reveals why she loves “Relationships in Jeopardy.”
This week in literary history: a crime fiction icon passes, Benny goes down swinging, and Pete Rose gets ejected.
A passionate guide to a city divided, reunited, and still evolving.
The acclaimed poet on life in the Midwest, the freeing illegitimacy of Twitter, and what feminism means to her.
A haunting collection of transcontinental horrors, from the National Book Award-winning author of Europe Central.
The author of Painted Horses on his high metabolism, learning from elders, and subverting myths of the American West.
A disgraced MI6 agent is called back into the field after a colleague’s suspicious death.
A Brighton Beach family’s saga bends Russian literary tradition into mordant modern comedy.