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Gary Giddins on Bing Crosby and Swinging on a Star

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Gary Giddins on Bing Crosby and Swinging on a Star

A Conversation with Ted Panken ×

The legendary jazz critic talks about the second volume of his epic life of Bing Crosby, and why he was for a time America's most beloved star....
The B&N Podcast: Kate Morton on the Allure of the Past

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Kate Morton on the Allure of the Past

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The author of "The Clockmaker's Daughter" on (among other things) the allure of old houses, Pre-Raphaelite painters and the ghosts that we can't shake.
The B&N Podcast: Liane Moriarty Meets Nine Strangers

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Liane Moriarty Meets Nine Strangers

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The author of "Big Little Lies" is back with the story of a health resort that may not be everything it seems. Liane Hansen talks about the inspiration for "Nine Perfect Strangers."...
Compassionate Capitalism and the Birth of “Fair Trade”

DAYBOOK

Compassionate Capitalism and the Birth of “Fair Trade”

By Steve King ×

Three decades ago this month the modern "Fair Trade" movement was born -- by a company that took inspiration from an 1860 novel of colonial exploitation.
The B&N Podcast: Adriana Trigiani and the Power of Story

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Adriana Trigiani and the Power of Story

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The author of "Tony's Wife" joins us to talk about the characters her readers fall in love with -- and why she's on a mission to help students learn to tell their own stories.
Art and Discontent: Olivia Laing’s Gamble in “Crudo”

BEYOND CATEGORY

Art and Discontent: Olivia Laing’s Gamble in “Crudo”

By Rafia Zakaria ×

In one of the year's most daring works of fiction, Olivia Laing imagines an internet-era altenate life for the groundbreaking writer Kathy Acker.
Little

FICTION

Little

Reviewed by Heller McAlpin ×

The story of the woman who became Madame Tussaud gets a treatment far livelier than waxwork in the novelist Edward Carey's imagination.
An American House Divided: “The Field of Blood” and “The War Before the War”

AMERICAN HISTORY

An American House Divided: “The Field of Blood” and “The War Before the War”

Essay by Hamilton Cain ×

Two new works of history look at the political and personal clashes that set the stage for the Civil War.
5 Favorite Novels of 2018: A Critic’s Choices

BEST OF 2018

5 Favorite Novels of 2018: A Critic’s Choices

By Katherine A. Powers ×

Five works of fiction worth moving to the top of even a very large to-read pile.
The B&N Podcast: Markus Zusak on the Struggle to Build “Bridge of Clay”

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Markus Zusak on the Struggle to Build “Bridge of Clay”

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

How did the author of "The Book Thief" follow up an international bestseller? Markus Zusak talks about the long path to his bold new novel "Bridge of Clay."
The B&N Podcast: Ina Garten on Jumping into the Deep End

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Ina Garten on Jumping into the Deep End

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The author of "Cook Like a Pro" joins us to talk about her unusual path to becoming a figure uniquely beloved by home cooks.
Sigrid Nunez’s “The Friend” Wins the 2018 National Book Award in Fiction

NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS

Sigrid Nunez’s “The Friend” Wins the 2018 National Book Award in Fiction

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Sigrid Nunez's novel, which turns on a human-canine relationship, took home the 2018 prize for fiction.