Told from the perspective of the Global South, this novel enthralls as it explores the urgent economic and cultural contradictions of post-colonialism, globalization, class, and alienation.
Even though options for parents abound, the very best option remains the simplest — pick up a book, snuggle up, and read.
The “choose your own adventure” turns out not to be a gimmick; setting up alternatives makes Telephone more affecting than Everett’s self-consciously directionless narrative may deserve.
A hundred years ago today one of the most influential writers and editors in American history, William Dean Howells, died in Manhattan at the age of 83.
Daniel Kehlmann’s narrative gift is so prodigious as to be almost aggravating.
Dirt has the unsurprising effect of making you hungry; if your mind wanders as you are reading, you’ll probably find yourself thinking of food.
Here is a splendid biography from which you will learn things you never suspected, a book that will renew your faith in passion and what Louis Bromfield called those peculiarly American traits: integrity and idealism.
One of the pleasures of The Glass Hotel is how easily digestible it is; the prose rolls off the page, rewarding the reader’s close attention with subtle insights into character and motivation.
Play The Way You Feel is the best volume around on the uneasy relationship between film and jazz.
What do graphic novels about architecture bring to our understanding of the urban experience? They suggest that buildings can be like our memories — they hide as much as they show.