Three books following unconventional lives make great picks for reading groups this month.
This month's best new mysteries include a tale of British espionage, a thriller featuring a difficult main character and a story of a South African winery weekend gone awry.
True crime at a high-profile vineyard, a historical novel centered around a French couple's shared love of great art and the newest Inspector Gamache mystery make for great reading this month.
In our media-saturated Age of Celebrity, it can be hard to fathom that there was once a time when people were not famous merely for being famous. While today we think of Oscar Wilde as an eminent playwright and novelist, he was one of the first self-made public figures, who crafted his persona and gained widespread renown long before he had done anything of much note. An early impetus behind his fame was a lecture tour he made to the United States in 1882, when he was only 27 years old and the author of one tepidly reviewed, self-published volume of verse.
This month's best romances feature a saucy courtroom affair, a paranormal fairy tale and a Scottish spinster who finds an unlikely match in a charming prince.
This month's Lifestyles column features a guide to sewing by the numbers, a guide to cultivating a high-style home and a reference book for earth-conscious eating.
This month's best new cookbooks feature meals for the time-challenged, a food writer's journey through her culinary fumbles and more vegetarian delights from the celebrated Ottolenghi.
Three novels exploring the complexity and resilience of the human spirit make great picks for reading groups this month.
September is a big month for mysteries this year, both in terms of excellence and page count (close to 2,000 pages in the four books here—truly a reviewer’s marathon!). If ever there were a month deserving of four Top Picks, this is it.
This month's best new romances feature an estrangled couple seeking a reunion, a rip-roarin' paranormal adventure and a contemporary story with a Gothic-inspired hero.