Unlike her prolific husband, E.B. White, Katharine S. White wrote only one book, yet she left a decisive and enduring mark over the course of her 34 years as an editor at The New Yorker, shaping the distinctive voice of the magazine and shepherding the work of many of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Her one book, Onward and Upward in the Garden, was not published until two years after her death in 1977, and is edited and introduced by her husband. Comprising 14 gardening columns written between 1958 and 1970, it is a charming, idiosyncratic, opinionated, informative and, at times, humorous paean to the amateur pursuit of horticulture. It returns this month in a new edition after a decade out of print.
This month's Lifestyles column features a guide to home-grown tomatoes of all kinds, an in-depth look at ancestry travel and a guide to the world's best dishes.
This month's best new mysteries include a heartbreaking search for a missing child, a delightful old-school noir, a literary suspense set in Mexico and a tale of historic espionage.
A dose of dark humor, a captivating historical novel and the 2014 National Book Award winner for fiction make great selections for reading groups this month.
A collection of sweet Southern specialties, simple everyday meals from Lorraine Pascale and a laser-focused guide to braising make up the best new cookbooks this month.
No Valentine? No worries. Whether you’re looking for a cowboy or an aristocrat, these great novels feature swoon-worthy heroes who won’t let you down!
This month's best new mysteries include a genre-bending Swedish suspense novel, a suspicious death in the Everglades, a murderous plan gone awry and a dark cold case.
A poignant novel catches up with lifelong friends, Peter Matthiessen's remarkable final work and a look at the immigrant experience make great selections for reading groups this month.
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.