The publisher is a thousand miles from NYC but remains one of the best
As the memoir boom winds down, authors are training their sights on sis and bro
John Hammond had impeccable taste in music—and rarely hesitated to say so
She collapsed Christmas. She made crazy kimonos. Thanks, Mom, for everything!
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The myths go modern in 'Songs on Bronze'
Why has Tom Wolfe written a 676-page novel about a college girl's virginity?
David Bezmozgis weaves a new tune out of an immigrant's song
American history gives a five-minute makeover to the Son of God
Pearl Jam goes on hunger strike, JFK buys you a spaghetti dinner, and Jeff Bridges asks Bob Dylan to swallow his pride
James Wood creates a whiny liar who's got it in for God
An African comedy of cattle prophecies and cell-phone chieftains
Ricky Jay Collects Buried Tales of Hunger Artists and Crucifix Crooners
Grove/Atlantic tests its recipe for prefab classics with Leif Enger's literary potboiler Peace Like a River
With an ambitious novel that centers on an ordinary family dinner, Jonathan Franzen sits down at America's table and feasts on dysfunction
Buffoons on the ground, dictators in space: Emmanuel Dongala and the tragicomedy of Congo
Pedro Juan Gutiérrez's Dirty Havana Trilogy wallows in the seediness of Castro's Cuba
In One Drop of Blood,writer Scott L. Malcomson examines the destructive legacy of racial designations
New fiction by Annie Proulx and Pat Barker delves into the dirt of memory and the legends of the land
Les Murray's epic poetic hero, Fredy Neptune, takes in a century's suffering without feeling a thing
Mark Fritz's Lost on Earth follows the nomads of the new geopolitics; Tara Bahrampour's To See and See Again takes the author back to the Iran her family fled