Rereading your old favorite books can be revealing—and so can walking, drinking, God, and church history.
Dinaw Mengestu's novel considers what it is to walk around in an America that holds no promise for you, while Matt Fraction elevates the comic book to new heights.
A feisty novel, a formidable tome, and the latest from "a scholar of history who can really write"—there is a great deal to be learned.
Readers interested in Russia and Ukraine, CIA analysts and Soviets, Doctor Zhivago censorship, and more will enjoy these fascinating histories of the Cold War.
To her fans—and there are many, from critic James Wood to Barack Obama—Robinson shows that old-fashioned virtues like seriousness and simplicity are still virtues.
Mary Gordon's latest collection of short fiction succeeds in showing that certain lies, by a kind of alchemy, can teach us the truth.
No one predicted that the most striking literary phenomenon of the early twenty-first century would be this six-volume novel by a Norwegian writer, about himself.
In James Carroll’s latest, Jesus actually—now as for the apostles—emerges from within the long, recurring history of Jewish persecution and bereavement.
Sexual misdeeds, false identities, cult worship, theft, and murder; If this astonishing tale were not true, it could be the work of an accomplished mystery writer.
Francis Fukuyama's new book examines the rise and decline of the American political system in the broader history of democratic process, intelligently & enjoyably.
Seeing Catholicism through Muriel Spark's conversion; understanding the creed through her narrators.