In pursuit of some explanation for the tragic connection between the writing life and booze, Olivia Laing traverses the U.S. by train, visiting each of these writers’ haunts and homes.
This week's literary links include the word of the year, books by women and great sentences.
For celebrated author Judy Blume (The Summer Sisters; Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret), the story lingering in the back of her mind was about three airline crashes in her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, in the early 1950s. Readers can look for it on
As part of our Best Books of 2014 coverage, our editors weigh in on some of their personal favorites from the list.
When world-renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson isn't making television appearances or working at his award-winning New York restaurant, Red Rooster Harlem, he's cooking at home. And now you can try your hand at his "truly doable" recipes thanks to his new cookbook, Marcus Off Duty.
The new year is full of great books! Librarians around the country have voted, and LibraryReads has put together a list of the incoming January titles that librarians are most excited about reading and sharing with their patrons.
The world lost a talented storyteller when 71-year-old novelist Kent Haruf died earlier this month, after a battle with cancer.
What to do when you're unable to touch the one you love? That's the question in Gena Showalter's latest paranormal romance, The Darkest Touch. The warrior Torin is doomed to carry the demon of Disease for eternity. Anyone he touches becomes violently ill, and those unfortunate enough to come into contact with him usually die.
When it comes to books, we all know it's what's on the inside that counts. But sometimes a well-designed cover can draw us in better than any blurb or synopsis can, and that's why we wanted to recognize our 25 favorite book covers of 2014!
There’s a playful bite to the eight short stories that make up Lorrie Moore’s new collection: They address the banality and bitterness of romance with subversive, mordant humor.