A dose of dark humor, a captivating historical novel and the 2014 National Book Award winner for fiction make great selections for reading groups this month.
A poignant novel catches up with lifelong friends, Peter Matthiessen's remarkable final work and a look at the immigrant experience make great selections for reading groups this month.
A historical debut, a compelling look at immigrant life and a journey into the demanding world of professional ballet.
Three novels explore the deep influence human relationships can have on a life.
I have to admit I was a bit nonplussed when Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize in 2013. Not because she didn’t deserve it. On the contrary, no writer is more worthy of this crowning literary honor. No, my dismay stemmed from the fact that the secret had gotten out: For years, we Munro fans had fooled ourselves into thinking we were part of some exclusive society with special appreciation for an unsung master. Crazy, of course, since Munro had been reaching tens of thousands of readers for decades with her stories in The New Yorker. But such is the unvarnished assuredness of Munro’s prose, the knowing intimacy of her plots—it is easy to believe she is writing for you alone.
Three novels exploring the confines of art and artistry make great picks for reading groups this month.
Three books following unconventional lives make great picks for reading groups this month.
Three novels exploring the complexity and resilience of the human spirit make great picks for reading groups this month.
Three acclaimed novels focused on history and family dynamics are sure to spark discussion in your reading groups this month.
Three of the most highly anticipated novels from 2013 are now available in paperback, and they're sure to spark discussion in your reading group.