FICTION: A graphic designer retires to a condo in Texas, where he is joined by a coterie of unusual women...
Eclectic publisher NBM has some tempting new books, one of which is even in tune with the season.“Zombillenium Volume 2:...
Azar Nafisi, author of “Reading Lolita in Tehran" and a guest at Talking Volumes on Nov. 5, views fiction as “the moral guardian of the American dream.”
By editing out material that might traumatize youngsters, nonfiction writers hope to cash in on the boom in literature aimed...
Joan of Arc, A Life TransfiguredBy Kathryn Harrison. (Doubleday, 400 pages, $28.95.)Joan of Arc, the “Maid of Orleans,” was indeed...
From the time she was old enough to read, Kay Sexton was never far from a book. Her love of...
Updated Oct. 24, 2014
FICTION: Modern-day stories based on old fables reveal human nature.
LEAVING THE PINK HOUSEBy Ladette Randolph. (University of Iowa Press, 228 pages, $18.)Ladette Randolph’s lovely, moving “Leaving the Pink House”...
Neil Gaiman constantly surprises, and he’s done it again with “The Graveyard Book Volume 2,” the wrap-up of the novel’s...
Over six months of teaching in the North Korea, a writer discovers the psychic and physical toll of tyranny.