Review: 'Shakespeare and Company: A History of the Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart,' edited by Krista Halverson

Review: 'Shakespeare and Company: A History of the Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart,' edited by Krista Halverson

NONFICTION: An affectionate, gossipy history of the legendary Parisian bookstore Shakespeare and Co.

Review: 'The Voynich Manuscript,' edited by Raymond Clemens

December 2
Review: 'The Voynich Manuscript,' edited by Raymond Clemens
NONFICTION: This annotated facsimile of a 15th-century manuscript explores the mystery of its provenance, its language, and its meaning — but finds no real answers.

Review: 'Kelly: The Cartoonist America Turns To,' edited by Ward Sutton

December 2
Review: 'Kelly: The Cartoonist America Turns To,' edited by Ward Sutton
NONFICTION: In this collection of cartoons by the mythical cartoonist of the Onion, no cliche goes unexplored.

Memoirs that captivate, from Regina McBride, Danielle Flood and Decca Aitkenhead

December 2

Review: 'Him, Me, Muhammad Ali,' by Randa Jarrar

December 2
FICTION: Randa Jarrar explores questions of identity and familial connections in an interconnected world.

Review: 'The Marches: A Borderland Journey Between England and Scotland,' by Rory Stewart

December 2
NONFICTION: Two treks across England reveal new truths about old countries and limn the father-son bond.

Review: 'The Whole Town's Talking,' by Fannie Flagg

December 2
FICTION: Fannie Flaggs' latest novel explores the origins of a fictitious Missouri town.
Books
December 1

10 websites for lovers of the written word

It is probably a bad idea to write this, because we already spend way too much time on the web. But as I sit at…
Variety
November 30

Graywolf Press's "Grief is the Thing With Feathers" a finalist for John Leonard Prize

The annual award, given by members of the National Book Critics Circle, is for the best debut book in any genre.
Variety
November 30

Hip hip hooray for Ellen Hart!

Minneapolis author awarded top prize for mystery writers
Books
November 29

Review: 'The Next,' by Stephanie Gangi: Vengeance (and texts) from beyond the grave

FICTION: Comic debut novel "The Next" is narrated by the ghost of a woman scorned.
Variety
November 29

Heid Erdrich's new collection named the 2016 Winter Book

The collection of poetry and prose, "every-blest-thing-seeing-eye," will be celebrated on Dec. 10.
Books
November 29

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION1. Night School, by Lee Child. (Delacorte) Jack Reacher becomes involved in an investigation with elite agents from the FBI and CIA.2. The…
Books
November 27

REVIEWS: 'Television: A Biography,' by David Thomson, and 'The Girl Who Escaped ISIS,' by Farida Khalaf and Andrea Hoffmann

Television: A BiographyBy David Thomson. (Thomas & Hudson, 412 pages, $34.95.)David Thomson is one of film's more thoughtful critics. He's also a crank. Scan his…
Books
November 26

The 50 best books for holiday giving

Our annual holiday books guide highlights a dozen novels and a dozen books of nonfiction, as well as a liberal sprinkling of glowing picture books; important young-adult fiction; bold, gorgeous graphic novels, and regional books steeped in sense of place.
Books
November 26

Holiday books: Readers write about books they love to give

I’ve been reading “The Christmas Day Kitten” by James Herriot every December since the early 1990s. I first read it with my children and now…
Books
November 24

Brooklyn Park author helps foster vibrant indie publishing scene

From kitchen counter, Laura Vosika runs a family and an indie publishing house.
Books
November 22

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. The Whistler, by John Grisham. (Doubleday) A whistleblower alerts a Florida investigator to judicial corruption involving the mob and Indian casinos. 2.…
Books
November 22

Review: 'Small Great Things,' by Jodi Picoult

FICTION: A white baby dies and a black nurse is blamed in this haunting new novel.
Variety
November 21

Marlon James named Macalester's first writer in residence

His appointment--the first in the college's history--will begin in January.
Books
November 20

Reviews: 'Napoleon's Last Island,' by Thomas Keneally, and 'The Whistler,' by John Grisham

Napoleon's Last IslandBy Thomas Keneally. (Atria Books, 423 pages, $30.)Australian Thomas Keneally, author of "Schindler's List" and 2013's brilliant "The Daughters of Mars," is one…
Books
November 18

Review: 'Moonglow,' by Michael Chabon

FICTION: The author's grandfather, on his deathbed, recounts his life story – a life of war, prison, love and mystery.
Books
November 18

Review: 'Atlas Obscura,' by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton

NONFICTION: "Atlas Obscura" explores the quirkiest, oddest and most bizarre attractions around the globe.
Books
November 18

Review: 'Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary,' by Joe Jackson

NONFICTION: This sweeping biography of the visionary Black Elk is also a history of the destruction of an ancient culture.
Books
November 18

How do you choose your next book? Readers reveal their secrets

Can't decide on a book? Read reviews, turn to page 69, or just let your cat pick.
Books
November 18

Review: 'I'll Take You There,' by Wally Lamb

FICTION: A wise but gimmicky novel about a film producer who uses time travel and visiting ghosts to look back on how the world has changed for women.
Music
November 18

Gifts for music lovers: 7 new books to pair with classic albums

What to buy for the audiophile on your shopping list? These new books pair nicely with classic albums.
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