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.
True stories of bravery and heroism make for great listening this month.
This month's Lifestyles column features a guide to wreath-making, a small yet mighty ode to commercial design and a collection of fun and simple crafts for gifting.
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.