Novelist Gail Godwin has chosen an unusual conceit for her new book, Publishing: A Writer’s Memoir. As the title suggests, Godwin—best known, perhaps, for the National Book Award finalist A Mother and Two Daughters—has shaped her memories not so much around her personal life or even the writing life, but largely around her experiences within the world of publishing. It is an industry that has changed dramatically since Godwin brought out her first book in 1970, and she has ridden its ups and downs, not always suffering fools gladly.
This month's best new mysteries include a detainment on an island paradise, an English historical, a twin investigation in the French Carribean and a dark thriller.
This month's Lifestyles column features a guide to growing fruit on a small-scale, creative encouragement and a very literary look at home design.
This month's best new romances include a rough-and-tumble tale set in Texas, nail-biting suspense and a cheeky historical.
A historical debut, a compelling look at immigrant life and a journey into the demanding world of professional ballet.
This month's best new cookbooks include recipes from New York's most creative bakery, an ode to preserving and a collection from a revered foodie's whole family.
An argument for the benefits of doing nothing, an African thriller and a dramatic family road trip make for great listening this month.
The holiday season is a wonderful time to snuggle by the fire with a great romance novel. These love stories are the perfect accompaniment to a mug of hot chocolate—or a hot toddy!
If your holiday hit list includes cookbooks, you’re in luck. Pick the right book for the lucky cook and serve it up!
Three novels explore the deep influence human relationships can have on a life.