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.
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.
Two 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.