Consider one of these novels—now out in paperback—for your book club's next read.
Listen up! With finance, mystery and historical fiction titles, this month's audio column has something for everyone.
In our 21st-century world, it seems disarmingly quaint that an entire printing of Dubliners was destroyed in 1912 for being obscene because James Joyce dared to use the colloquialism “bloody.” In the ensuing years, high-minded censors in both Britain and America continued to attack Joyce’s work, striving to keep his magnum opus, Ulysses, out of the hands of readers. Conventional minds were shocked by the book’s candid depictions of sexual and scatological matters and the “filthy” language Joyce used to portray them. The censors had the upper hand at first, but their campaign ultimately backfired, as the legal challenge to publish and distribute Ulysses transformed the culture and the laws that had tried to control it.
This month's best new romances feature tasty recipes, small town secrets and lovers on the run.
The best new mysteries feature two German imports, a chilling debut novel from Neely Tucker and the newest installment in Malla Nunn's Emmanuel Cooper series.
This month's Lifestyles column encourages creative activism, clever gardening and animal awareness.