| Jan 1, 2011
If you happened to miss The New Yorker's annual fiction issue, don't despair.
Collected in this new volume are stories from the 20 writers under the age of 40 who were featured in the magazine as standouts in the world of contemporary fiction.
| Jan 6, 2011
We've had Johnny and June in "Walk the Line," Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda's grouchy old-timers in "On Golden Pond" and real-life marrieds Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton bickering their way through "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
| Jan 7, 2011
| 4:22 PM
"The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time"
By David L. Ulin
Sasquatch Books, 160 pages, $12.95
At a recent book group meeting, a smart woman asked, "Why do we read?" For those of us who do so instinctively, who reach for a book as...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 10:29 AM
"Stet: An Editor's Life"
By Diana Athill
Grove Press, 256 pages, $13
When people you respect - and like - recommend a book, don't delay, lest you find yourself full of reproach for missing it. That's how I now find myself about this memoir, which came...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 3:06 PM
When Isabel Wilkerson thought of writing about the Great Migration, the movement of the 6 million black Americans who left the Jim Crow South for the North and West between World War I and the 1970s, one of the first places she headed was Chicago's...
| Jan 24, 2011
| 3:28 PM
You know you are in the midst of award season when it seems that new finalists and winners are being announced every week. Considering the onslaught of recent medal announcements and award ceremonies, we can definitely say that the season is now upon us....
| Feb 4, 2011
| 5:11 PM
"First Family: Abigail and John Adams"
By Joseph J. Ellis
Knopf, 299 pages, $27.95
Before Barack and Michelle, Eleanor and Franklin and certainly before the brand otherwise known as Brangelina, came America's first power couple: John and Abigail Adams....
| Feb 5, 2011
| 2:20 PM
At Rattlesnake Middle School in Missoula, Mont., Baird Harper was the cool sixth-grade special education teaching assistant, but he was also thinking, and listening, like a writer.
One idea, scribbled on the back of a hall pass six years ago, morphed...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 8:08 AM
To understand the relationship between Herman Melville's 19th century novel and this 21st century blockbuster, perhaps a cliché would be useful: "The Art of Fielding" is as much about baseball as "Moby-Dick" is about whaling.
"Since the book came out, I'...