We tend to think of William Styron as a novelist—and rightly so, given the enduring power of such works at The Confessions of Nat Turner and Sophie’s Choice. Yet Styron, who would have been 90 years old on June 11, was also a prolific and gifted writer of nonfiction, as the doorstop-sized new collection, My Generation, makes plain. This gathering of essays, journalism, book reviews, memoirs and occasional pieces, written over 50 years, offers a congenial glimpse into this eminent American writer’s life and mind.
This month's best new mysteries feature school-aged hackers, Montana mountains, a curious Canadian case and a Laotian adventure.
This month's Lifestyles column includes a guide to getting your career on track, a design guide for busy families and a wealth of photography advice for capturing family moments.
The final chapter in Lev Grossman's Magicians Trilogy, a suspenseful historic account of a perilous voyage and a National Book Award finalist make for great reading this month.
The history of heroics, a metafiction memoir, and a falconer's life in poetics make for great listening this month.
Three highly-acclaimed novels from 2014 are now in paperback and are sure to make for great group discussion this month.
True crime and plenty of suspense make for great listening this month.
DIY design projects, an art history book with hands-on learning for kids and a look at the architecture of America's homes make up this month's Lifestyles column.
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.