Helen Dunmore’s astounding final novel is a fascinating take on a family of radicals living in Bristol, England during the French Revolution.
This book captures — beautifully — poet John Ashbery’s youth and dreams and struggles.
It is my sad duty to report that an evening which looked so promising was hardly a worthy homage to an important musical figure of the 20th century.
Focusing on these indomitable and sometimes troubling women, Fought has written an engaging book that is compelling, sometimes even fierce.
George Prochnik’s biography of Gershom Scholem is flawed, but well worth reading, especially for those struggling with their Jewish and Israeli identities.
These well-crafted stories are not for the faint-hearted.
May this superb biography, The Invention of Angela Carter, spark more interest in this amazing writer, especially in the United States.
This is the work of an extremely talented writer whose prose is spare and exact and has an authenticity that marks him as the real thing.
Reading William Trevor will enrich you in ways you cannot imagine.
Two books — one nonfiction, the other fiction — that deal with Jewish history.