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When an Avowed Helicopter Parent Writes a Novel About Imperiled Children

When I write a novel, my goal is to get out of my own way and give myself to the characters, which can make it both a painful and revelatory process, but one that always leaves me feeling more expansive. Invariably I feel like I come out the other end an improved, more experienced person […]


The Shape of His Stories: In Praise of Edward P. Jones

It’s always a good time to celebrate the beauty and poignancy of Edward P. Jones’s fiction but his...

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New Novels Follow Refugees on Difficult Journeys

In “The Mediterranean Wall,” “Disquiet” and “Bolla,” characters escape one challenge only to m...

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Reimagining the Aftermath of a Wartime Attack

Francis Spufford talks about “Light Perpetual,” and Egill Bjarnason discusses “How Iceland Change...

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Arendt and Roth: An Uncanny Convergence

In 2014, the mystery writer Lisa Scottoline wrote an instructive essay for The New York Times about ...

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Ingrid Persaud, Short Fiction, Patricia Grace

Ingrid Persaud, Short Fiction, Patricia Grace

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New & Noteworthy, From Narco Fiction to Governing California

A selection of recent books of interest; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are...

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Recommendations Engine

We developed a bespoke recommendations engine using artificial intelligence and over 100,000 public book reviews. It's a good start but we need you to add as many books as possible and rate them. The more you rate the books you read, the better the recommendations we'll be able to give you.

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