Unforgettable fathers from fiction.
A poignant novel of two lost souls and a dream of freedom, from the author of Riddley Walker. [...]
Dripping with Gatsby-esque tragedy, this story of a wealthy family’s annual pilgrimage to Cape Cod mixes malcontents and murder in a raucous cocktail. [...]
Very few debut novels exhibit the charm, assurance, emotional depth and bravura fabulation which the lucky reader will discover in Helene Wecker's The Golem and the Jinni. Like some agreeable conflation of Isaac Bashevis Singer, Mark Helprin and the [...]
The suspense master on five books his beloved character Odd Thomas would recommend.
A work of Jazz Age noir with a debt to Fitzgerald. [...]
Taoism, the study of yin and yang, has been around since the six century B.C., but psychologist Robert Rosenbaum creates a fresh take on Zen living with thoughtful anecdotes and insights. [...]
This literary biography follows John Horne Burns, a briefly successful 1940s novelist who led an unconventional life during the age of conformity, with his Irish Catholic roots and sexuality clashing in wondrous and tragic ways. [...]
June 10: Maurice Sendak was born on this day in 1928. Sendak said that his children's books are addressed to "freaky kids who lick, sniff, and carry on over their books before they even read them." In his Caldecott acceptance, [...]
June 8: George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four was published on this day in 1949. Shortly afterward, to point his theme and his lifelong commitment, Orwell issued a post-publication press release: "The moral to be drawn from this dangerous nightmare situation is [...]