June 8
Ilana Masad is the author of "All My Mother's Lovers."

Review: 'All My Mother's Lovers,' by Ilana Masad

FICTION: In "All My Mother's Lovers," a daughter searches for her late mother's true self.
Books
June 7
Young woman in a graveyard.

Review: 'Night. Sleep. Death. The Stars.' by Joyce Carol Oates

FICTION: In Joyce Carol Oates' latest novel, a family struggles after its patriarch's death.
Books
June 7

Quarantine Read: 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,' by Muriel Spark

"The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," by Muriel Spark.I don't know why I expected this novel about an outspoken, shockingly progressive Scottish schoolmistress in…
Books
June 6

Reviews: 'How the Dead Speak,' by Val McDermid

How the Dead Speak By Val McDermid. (Atlantic Monthly Press, 407 pages, $26.)   This prolific Scottish writer can spin a crime tale. Forty bodies…
Books
June 6
Martha McPhee

Review: 'An Elegant Woman,' by Martha McPhee

FICTION: Martha McPhee's fifth novel explores themes of legacy, storytelling, feminism, class and inheritance.
Books
June 6
Megha Majumdar

Review: 'A Burning,' by Megha Majumdar

FICTION: An innocent woman becomes the prime suspect of a terrorist attack.
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June 6
Naoise Dolan

Review: 'Exciting Times,' by Naoise Dolan

FICTION: A perceptive first novel about a love-struck Irish woman who comically betrays her left-wing politics.
Books
June 6
A Seattle Little Free Library is packed with useful things.

Bookmark: Little Free Libraries carrying more than books these days

There are many Little Free Libraries on my regular walking route. I’ve never stopped to count them, but it’s at least a couple dozen, and…
Books
June 6
Wayetu Moore

Review: 'The Dragons, the Giant, the Women,' by Wayétu Moore

NONFICTION: A powerful, true story of one family's resilience and ingenuity during the Liberian civil war.
Books
June 5
Mary Logue’s newest book is a mystery set in St. Paul and South Dakota.

In her new mystery, Minneapolis writer Mary Logue writes about the Irish immigrant experience

Mary Logue's new mystery looks to the influence of her immigrant grandmothers.
Coronavirus
June 2
Billy Collins’ poetry will be included in an upcoming collection, “Together in a Sudden Strangeness: America’s Poets Respond to the Pandemic.”

Books about the coronavirus go viral

Publishers scramble to get COVID-19 books into print.
Books
June 2

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. (Putnam) In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman…
Books
June 1

Want more of TV's 'Snowpiercer'? Chill out with its stunning graphic novels

“Snowpiercer” the series arrived May 17 on TNT (8 p.m. Sundays), a weekly show set after the end of the world. While not as depressing…
Books
May 31
Summer 2020 reading guide: Books to help you escape when you're stuck at home

Summer 2020 reading guide: Books to help you escape when you're stuck at home

Staying home? Let these fine books transport you this summer
Books
May 31

REVIEWS: 'All the Dreams We've Dreamed,' by Rus Bradburd, and 'The Big Goodbye,' by Sam Wasson

All the Dreams We've DreamedBy Rus Bradburd. (Lawrence Hill Books, 265 pages, $17.99, paperback.) Chicago's gun violence statistics are staggering: In 2016, there were 756…
Books
May 26

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. Camino Winds, by John Grisham. (Doubleday) The line between fact and fiction becomes blurred when an author of thrillers is found dead…
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May 22
Hall of Famer Rod Carew recounts his life in "One Tough Out: Fighting Off Life's Curveballs."

Review: 'One Tough Out,' by Rod Carew, with Jaime Aron

NONFICTION: Twins great Rod Carew recalls the highs and heartbreaks of his life in this fascinating memoir.
Books
May 22
Audiobooks

For your playlist: The best new audiobooks of the month

  “Untamed Shore,” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. (Recorded Books, unabridged, 8 hours) Silvia Moreno-Garcia, best known for writing fantasy novels, has come up with a…
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May 22

Quarantine Read: 'Tarka the Otter,' by Henry Williamson

Reading “Tarka the Otter” is a beautiful, heady experience — like spending two years wandering a riverbank in rural England. The subtitle sums up…
Books
May 22
Jonathan Cott

Review: 'Listening: Interviews 1970-1989,' by Jonathan Cott

NONFICTION: In this collection of interviews, people we think we know are richly detailed.