My Grandfather Built a House of 20,000 Books From the Ashes of War
September 09, 2015

An act of pogrom-like brutality destroyed my grandfather's home. Perhaps that fueled his lifelong obsession with books. 

Drunk Confessions
September 08, 2015

Recovering from alcoholism can make for great women's literature.

Life as Player One
September 08, 2015

Michael Clune's new book shows the spiritual side of gaming.

Lust for Learning
September 07, 2015

The vulnerabilities of a college's most fragile members shouldn't be the benchmark for everyone else’s sexual choices.

Where the Dead Refuse to Vanish
September 02, 2015

Eka Kurniawan's fiction reckons with a bloody inheritance.

Salman Rushdie's Baffling Arabian Nights
September 02, 2015

Rushdie’s new novel aims to skewer superstition and belief—but gets lost in its own games

The People’s Obituary of Henry Kissinger—Before His Death
September 02, 2015

Greg Grandin's new book shows Kissinger compulsively drawn towards action for its own sake.

Silent Reading Doesn't Exist
August 31, 2015

In the wake of disaster, a writer listens to the voice in his head.

The Mystery of Patrick Modiano
August 27, 2015

The Nobel Laureate is known for his stories of missing persons—and even in his new memoir remains, himself, elusive. 

Amy Klobuchar Wrote the “Lean In” of Political Memoirs
August 25, 2015

The Minnesota Senator's book doesn’t follow the “Woman Candidate” script.