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The Common Ether

DAYBOOK

The Common Ether

By Steve King ×

Fifty years ago this month, public broadcasting became part of the American media economy....
The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

BEYOND CATEGORY

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

Reviewed by Tess Taylor ×

The author of "Will in the World" and "The Swerve" turns his historical imagination to the story we tell about the origin of everything.
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

A READING LIFE

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Reviewed by Katherine A. Powers ×

The history behind the beloved Little House books was one of endurance and suffering -- and family myth and infighting too.
God: A Human History

HISTORY

God: A Human History

Reviewed by Hamilton Cain ×

A scholar of religion looks across faiths to grapple with the question of how our conceptions of divinity are shaped.
The B&N Podcast: James Patterson

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: James Patterson

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

In between blockbusters, the author of "The People vs. Alex Cross" drops into the studio.
Smile

FICTION

Smile

Reviewed by Mark Athitakis ×

In the new novel from the author of "The Commitments," a middle-aged man finds that his defenses against the traumas of the past may no longer hold up.
The B&N Podcast: National Book Award Winner Jesmyn Ward

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: National Book Award Winner Jesmyn Ward

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The winner of the 2017 National Book Award for Fiction talks about her visionary novel "Sing, Unburied, Sing."
The B&N Podcast: Annie Leibovitz and the 2017 National Book Awards

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Annie Leibovitz and the 2017 National Book Awards

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The most celebrated photographer of our time talks about her eye-popping new collection. Plus: Lisa Lucas on the 2017 National Book Awards!
A Drowned World: Jon McGregor and Maile Meloy on “Reservoir 13”

INTERVIEW

A Drowned World: Jon McGregor and Maile Meloy on “Reservoir 13”

A Conversation with Maile Meloy ×

Award-winning novelist Maile Meloy talks with Jon McGregory on his powerful new story of a girl's disappearance, and the aftermath.
The B&N Podcast: Ta-Nehisi Coates

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

"If you have the style and you don't have the facts right, then the style is empty." The award-winning author talks about his new book "We Were Eight Years in Power."
The Wine Lover’s Daughter: A Memoir

MEMOIR

The Wine Lover’s Daughter: A Memoir

Reviewed by Heller McAlpin ×

The writer Ann Fadiman turns a memoir of her troubled relationship with her father into a meditation on memory, art, and the idiosyncrasy of taste. Review by Heller McAlpin.
Up the Masthead

AMERICAN LITERATURE

Up the Masthead

Essay by Melissa H. Pierson ×

A writer takes a turn in Herman Melville's chair -- or the next best thing -- to find inspiration, and courage against the blankness of the page.