The Pulitzer Prize winner on discovering books, calling out to her past and future, and finding a place of her own between science and faith in her lyrical new memoir. A conversation with Casey Rocheteau.
By ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY
An iconoclast film director takes on his strangest adventure yet: charting his family’s heritage, with a dose of magic along the way. Review by Justin Taylor.
By T. CORAGHESSAN BOYLE
A troubled young man heads off the grid in the California woods — but has he gone wild or gone mad? Review by Mark Athitakis.
In this month’s edition of his column, Greil Marcus stays in the moment – from a Baltimore club in 1951 to a Minneapolis stage with Sleater-Kinney.
A novel of life in a Pakistan gripped by violence, from the daughter of one of its political dynasties.
A master of political intrigue crafts a thriller of extortion and revenge on Peru’s northern coast.
A Discover Great New Writers Award finalist on the “stories that reconnect us to the natural world.”
This week in history: the United States purchases “Russian America”, better known today as Alaska.
The punk godmother reads an excerpt from her audiobook narration of Jo Nesbo’s forthcoming novel.
In a winning tale of time travel and heartbreak, music proves the fruit of love – and obsession.
A sun-soaked detective story finds racially charged drama in the country clubs and cocktail bars of Tampa, Florida.
2014’s Discover Award Winner for Nonfiction on his favorite stories of engagement with the natural world.
52 years ago this week, Jonas Salk cured polio. But the story – and backlash – didn’t end there.
“What do you get when you cross a talking elephant who loves pancakes with a grisly unsolved murder?”
Why one piercing satirist “has written a book to shock all of us into reexamining what we think we know about race in America.” Review by Stefan Beck.
An exceptional new novel responds to Emily Brontë’s “Wuthering Heights,” by imagining the rocky childhood of its Romantic antihero, Heathcliff. Review by Heller McAlpin.