The first novel in nearly two decades from a celebrated literary innovator follows a magazine writer’s peculiar obsessions.
A centuries-old Haggadah provides the linchpin for Geraldine Brooks’s sweeping new novel.
Novelist Min Jin Lee on Balzac’s masterful tale of obsession, Cousin Bette.
Our contributors select the most memorable reading of 2007 — both contemporary and classic (Part Two of Two).
Harry Hole, newly promoted inspector for the Oslo-based national Security Service, is a surly, wounded sort, an emotional wreck. Hole lives alone, drinks too much, and is congenitally unable to relate to his fellow officers, save for his dependable partner, […]
It’s no shock to hear that writing for travel magazines involves a lot of airbrushing to make things prettier. After all, the industry that publishes them, fueled by advertising, wants readers to fall for every last word and then start […]
33 1/3 Greatest Hits, Volume 2 is a sampler of highs and lows from the long-running book series, where music critics riff on their favorite albums. In true rock ‘n’ roll fashion, the 33 1/3 books diverge wildly in terms […]
Combining Asian, African, and Indian influences with European preparations, creole is the classic fusion cuisine. Babette de RoziŠres, who learned to cook from her grandmother while growing up in Guadeloupe, completes a culinary circle of sorts, bringing the signature food […]
This re-release of Hearts of Darkness (1991), a documentary on the making of Francis Coppola’s legendary Apocalypse Now (released in 1979), affords us unprecedented entry into the filmmaking experience. The boisterous Coppola and his charmingly mild wife, Eleanor, provide (for […]
After his inauguration, George Washington embarked on a tour of the United States to bolster support for its fledgling government; sadly, the poor guy could barely find a decent place to rest his head. ?The only Inn short of Hallifax […]
Our contributors select the most memorable reading of 2007 — both contemporary and classic (Part One of Two).
The life and work of the cherished stylist, illuminated by his correspondence.
The New York Stories of Edith Wharton
A host of haunting stories, made to savor by a December fireside.
In his 1998 National Book Award winner Slaves in the Family, Edward Ball examined the legacy of his southern clan?s slaveowning past. The Genetic Strand is also an exploration of Ball?s ancestry, this time employing cutting-edge biology. After acquiring an […]