“We were working late on the time machine in the little makeshift lab upstairs.” That’s the opening of the title story of Stuart Dybek’s new collection, Paper Lantern, and don’t you want to keep going? Since launching his career with […]
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Though not especially well known in this country, Adam Foulds has become so covered with British honors and awards — best young this and that, winner of various, shortlisted all over the place — it is a wonder he can […]
During the second half of the twentieth century, it was not unusual for Parisian artists and intellectuals — in France, these distinctions blur — to speak about their hometown with feelings of ambivalence shading towards contempt. Films like Playtime (1967) […]
The author of Please Look After Mom turns to South Korea’s turbulent 1980s in her new novel.
Megan Abbott took her genius for modern noir to the cheerleading squad with Dare Me, but her latest novel ventures into even more psychologically compelling territory, as a mysterious wave of seizures among teenage girls sweeps through an unsuspecting town.
This posthumous novel from award-winning journalist Michael Hastings is poignant evidence of a great fiction career cut off by his untimely death. A scathing, funny, rollicking look at the end of an era for print reporters, drawing on the author’s own improbable adventures in the field.
When U.S.S.R forces arrive to build monuments on Angola’s beaches, the locals (including Dr. KnockKnock, a ghost, and a pet alligator) rush to save their grandmothers’ waterfront homes. Mononymous author Ondjaki delivers playful magical realism with delightful defiance.
A novel narrated by Laura Bridgman, the first documented blind and deaf person to learn language, contains exceptionally lyrical prose from author Kimberly Elkins, and winning cameos from Bridgman’s true-life cohorts Charles Dickens and Helen Keller.
Discover why Anthony Burgess called Olivia Manning’s expansive novel of a young ex-pat couple evading the Nazi Party “The finest fictional record of the war produced by a British writer.” A surprising – often poignantly joyful – look at Europe’s last pre-WWII hurrahs.
Crossing the U.S.-Mexican border with a family living in the Land of Opportunity’s shadows.
The author of the beloved Easy Rawlins series on patrolling a bold new beat: the adult film industry.
Hemingway meets Le Carre as an eclectic array of freedom fighters try to outwit Fascists in the heat of the Spanish Civil War. Espionage virtuoso Alan Furst winds up the suspense in his taut, intercontinental spy story.
When a shy high schooler crashes with his Brooklynite sister over one summer, he finds the unexpected love of his life: a red-headed, transgendered beauty named Gillian. Comic artist Ariel Schrag’s debut novel triumphs in coupling evergreen youthful amour with a unique and compassionate perspective.