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The Unsettlers

ENVIRONMENTALISM

The Unsettlers

Reviewed by Barbara Spindel ×

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

MEMOIR

The Girl from the Metropol Hotel

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

FICTION

History of Wolves

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

DAYBOOK

Feminism’s Turning Point

By Steve King ×

This week in 1963, Betty Friedan's groundbreaking book "pulled the trigger on history."
Who Killed Piet Barol?

A READING LIFE

Who Killed Piet Barol?

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

FICTION

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

GUEST BOOKS

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.
A Separation

FICTION

A Separation

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

THE SPECULATOR

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....
Transit

FICTION

Transit

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

SCIENCE

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.
The 26th Annual Discover Awards:  The Finalists

DISCOVER

The 26th Annual Discover Awards: The Finalists

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

Three works of fiction and three works of nonfiction make up our shortlist for the 2016 Discover Awards.