Many readers first encounter the work of Langston Hughes in school but may not revisit it much beyond that early exposure. A seminal voice in the Harlem Renaissance, Hughes lives on in a handful of widely anthologized poems, but the vast majority of his prolific output goes unread. His literary light has waxed and waned since his death in 1967, but the publication of the Selected Letters of Langston Hughes, as well as a new edition of his first volume of poetry, The Weary Blues, could help spur renewed interest in Hughes and his work.
This month's best new cookbooks include life-saving sheet pan meals, techniques for making delightful basics from scratch and a multi-talented actor's culinary family secrets.
This month's Lifestyles column features a guide to taking your wedding plans into your own hands, advice on officiating someone else's big day and a artful look at the natural world.
Three sisters look back on their time in Nazi occupied France, a novel tackles the Boston immigrant experience and John Grisham's latest legal thriller make for great listening this month.
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.