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Birdcage Walk

A READING LIFE

Birdcage Walk

Reviewed by Katherine A. Powers ×

The late Helen Dunmore's last novel brings an air of gothic menace to the story of an unwise marriage in 18th-century Britain. Review by Katherine A. Powers.
The Essay’s Not Dead Yet: Scaachi Koul and Jason Diamond

INTERVIEW

The Essay’s Not Dead Yet: Scaachi Koul and Jason Diamond

A Conversation with Jason Diamond ×

Scaachi Koul, the author of "One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of this Will Matter" on writing online and at length -- with a bonus explanation of Canada....
In a Lonely Place

REDISCOVERY

In a Lonely Place

Reviewed by Charles Taylor ×

A new edition of Dorothy Hughes's classic work of crime fiction paints a portrait of an all-too-human monster. Essay by Charles Taylor....
The Buzz and the Blues

DAYBOOK

The Buzz and the Blues

By Steve King ×

Eighty years ago this week, guitarists plugged in and a new era in music began.
Extend and Pretend

CURRENT EVENTS

Extend and Pretend

By Christopher Byrd ×

Two works of fiction bring to daunting life the human consequences of an economic crisis. By Christopher Byrd.
Jo Nesbo

B&N PODCAST

Jo Nesbo

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

For his latest Harry Hole crime thriller, Norwegian author Jo Nesbo dove into psychological case studies with supernatural overtones.
Heretics!: The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy

IDEAS

Heretics!: The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy

Reviewed by Peter Lewis ×

Philosophy seem like a dry subject? A tour through its "revolutionary era" in comics format may change your mind. Review by Peter Lewis.
Doubt and Disruption: Ellen Ullman’s Life in Code

COMPUTERS

Doubt and Disruption: Ellen Ullman’s Life in Code

By Joy Press ×

Ellen Ullmann has been casting an expert -- and sometimes skeptical -- eye over the tech world since the dawn of the digital era. Profile by Joy Press.
The Blinds

FICTION

The Blinds

Reviewed by Mark Athitakis ×

In the new novel from the author of "Shovel Ready," a radical experiment with memory creates a surreal, fragile community In an isolated Texas town.
Great Reading on the High Seas: Linnea Hartsuyker

GUEST BOOKS

Great Reading on the High Seas: Linnea Hartsuyker

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The author of the new Viking epic "The Half-Drowned King" on the best high-seas reading.
Before the Giant Leap, a Mechanical Step

DAYBOOK

Before the Giant Leap, a Mechanical Step

By Steve King ×

After fifteen earlier mission failures, the U.S. had its first success in moon exploration on July 31, 1964.
Imbolo Mbue

B&N PODCAST

Imbolo Mbue

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

For the writer Imbolo Mbue, a scene glimpsed as she strolled through a bustling New York City neighborhood offered the inspiration for her first novel....