“Before you’ve even had a chance to milk your cow, there’s already butter. In a dish! With a knife!”
By JOHN WILLIAMS; Introduction by DANIEL MENDELSOHN
The founder of Rome’s imperial dynasty, through distinctly modern eyes. Review by Katherine A. Powers.
By ALFRED OLLIVANT, in a new version by LYDIA DAVIS
A classic story of sheepdogs and their masters, retuned for modern ears. Review by Alexandra Mullen.
By LES MURRAY
The outlandish vision of an Australian poet. Review by Tess Taylor.
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 Conversation with David Abrams.
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.
The author of Nixonland returns with a chronicle of post-Watergate despair, and the political rise of the man who promised deliverance.
This week in reading history: the Model T rolls out, a Master of Suspense is born, and a canal’s debut spells sea change.
A late-summer story of a possibly haunted beach town is but the latest work in a career of atmospheric excellence.
The author of Lucky Us on short stories linked by common characters and locales.