This is an extraordinarily beautiful book, its present tense prose creating “an atmosphere of literature,” in Virginia Woolf’s words, its honest probing as illuminating as anything you will read about what it means to be Jewish.
An eclectic round-up of the favorite books of the year from our critics, including some disappointments.
This is a wonderful novel about a pressing humanitarian subject, Syrian refugees and the people who helped, as well as an exploration of identity and loss and triumph.
The idea of America is elusive and sometimes, like right now, in danger of disappearing. That is why I have found myself turning for comfort to two books that can give us some perspective as to how to move forward.
If you love fiction you should devote several hours to watching Hemingway. Ken Burns and Lynn Novick have brought a special tenderness to this series, something deeper and more compelling than previous Burns documentaries.
An eclectic round-up of the favorite books of the year from our critics.
Invisible Years is — simultaneously — an indispensable source and a distinguished work of art.
Roberta Silman’s engaging and deeply felt novel is a reminder of what it means to carry a historical burden on both a personal and national level.
Wondering about what to give the arts and culture lover on your gift list? Some suggestions.
Our demanding critics supply lists of books that piqued their interest this of the year.