What a Frenchman of 1831 can teach us about modern America’s class structures.
Reviews & Essays
A teaching veteran heads — reluctantly — back to the blackboard.
A “century’s worth of U.S.-based feminist movements”, from Alice Paul to Gloria Steinem.
A literary puzzle from a celebrated German novelist invites the reader into a world of games. Review by Tom LeClair.
A WWII prisoner of war’s poetic quest is a love story and soldier’s saga that “dares the big revelation.”
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.
A passionate guide to a city divided, reunited, and still evolving.
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.
An exceptional look at the volatile genius who wrote some of history’s finest music, even after he could no longer hear it. Review by Michael O’Donnell.
Terror meets terroir in the true story of plan to take a winemaker’s vines hostage.
The author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius takes aim at a terrifying soldier gone mad.