By HARI KUNZRU
Reviewed by Sarah L. Courteau ×
In the new novel from the author of "Gods Without Men" and "My Revolutions," the attempt to fabricate a work of art sets off a voyage into the darkness of American history.
Charlton Heston: Hollywood’s Last Icon
By MARC ELIOT
Reviewed by Colin Fleming ×
A portrait of the actor who gave life to the larger-than-life. Review by Colin Fleming.
The Canaries in Our Coal Mine
By Steve King ×
Looking back to 1970 and the first "Earth Day" -- and peering down the road at the future of a rapidly changing planet. By Steve King.
By OMAR EL AKKAD
Reviewed by Rafia Zakaria ×
In journalist Omar El Akkad's imagined future, North and South are once again bitterly torn apart. Review by Rafia Zakaria.
Somebody With a Little Hammer
By MARY GAITSKILL
Reviewed by Michelle Dean ×
When the writer Mary Gaitskill is mentioned, the word "dark" usually follows. That's a mistake, writes Michelle Dean.
Imagine Wanting Only This
By KRISTEN RADTKE
Reviewed by Heller McAlpin ×
Kristin Radtke's graphic memoir grapples with the most essential -- and impossible to answer -- question: how do we face the ephemeral quality of our lives? Review by Heller McAlpin.
The Woman on the Stairs
By BERNHARD SCHLINK
Reviewed by Julia M. Klein ×
The mystery of an enigmatic portrait is at the heart of the new novel from the author of "The Reader." Review by Julia M. Klein.
LIBRARY WITHOUT WALLS
One Touch of Nature: Beatrix Potter and the World She Made
Essay by Michael Dirda ×
A concise new life of the creator of Peter Rabbit and Pigling Bland illuminates a life devoted to the world her art and stories represent. Essay by Michael Dirda.
“The Sublime, the Grand, and the Tender”
By Steve King ×
On Easter weekend in 1742, a packed house in Dublin heard the very first performance of a work whose chorus would come to stand for joyful celebration. By Steve King.
Stranger in a Strange Land: Searching for Gershom Scholem in Jerusalem
By GEORGE PROCHNIK
Reviewed by Adam Kirsch ×
In the life of a pioneering Jewish scholar, George Prochnik finds connections of his family's own comeplex relation to his heritage and the city he loves. Review by Adam Kirsch.