While they are often roped together as Western or regional writers (narrow classifications they both loathed), and their prime writing years and geographic terrain overlapped to a degree, there could not have been two more different writers—or men—than Wallace Stegner and Edward Abbey.
This month's best new mysteries range from an environmental lawyer's latest investigation to Anne Hillerman's second Leaphorn and Chee novel and Walter Mosley's latest.
This month's best new cookbooks include a celebration of seasonal fruits and vegetables, more Mexican favorites from Rick Bayless and a lauded omnivore delights in all things veggie.
Two neighbors get a second chance with a first love, a handsome Scottish soldier must stand guard and a small Alaskan town heats up in this month's hottest Romances.
This month's steamiest romances will take you to the world of MMA fighters, mysterious vampires and brooding English Dukes.
This month's Lifestyles column features books for sprucing up your home—from space-saving gardens to furniture and more.
Three of 2014's most acclaimed novels are now out in paperback and are sure to spark thoughtful discussion in reading groups this month.
This month's best new mysteries include blackmail, drama at the Italian opera, a Cuban scandal and the latest from Norwegian powerhouse Jo Nesbø.
Each April, National Poetry Month promotes the enduring art form in the classroom and beyond, celebrating the integral role that poetry has played in our literary tradition. Yet, this once-a-year focus on poetry also reminds us of how few readers still make poetry a regular part of their reading diet. We encounter poetry every day, of course, in its most populist forms—song lyrics, advertising—but the meager sales of poetry collections would indicate that few of us are curling up by the fire with a volume of verse. If asked, many readers might cite their lack of interest as growing out of intimidation—they just don’t “get” poetry, its language is hard to crack, its subject matter arcane.
A murder investigation in a Mormon community, a thriller featuring a feisty ex-FBI agent and a National Book Award-winning short story collection make for great listening this month.