Mar 11, 2014 — Albert has been to dozens of cities across Europe. Trouble is, he can't remember how he got to any of them. Maud Casey's novel, The Man Who Walked Away, infuses his spotty story with charm and music.
Mar 9, 2014 — Things are not what they seem in Helen Oyeyemi's new novel, set in 1950s New England. The book places Snow White in a particular historical context, exploring beauty, envy and identity.
Mar 9, 2014 — Therese Walsh knows Colleen McCullough's famous novel — which contains not just sex, but sex with a priest — might not be "appropriate" for teens. But, she says, it's the perfect sort of dangerous.
Mar 8, 2014 — Dinaw Mengestu is known for writing about the immigrant experience, but his latest novel takes a slightly different tack: It's about love born out of loneliness and need, and complicated by war.
Mar 8, 2014 — Nicole Mones' new novel tells the story of African-American musicians who found respect and appreciation in Shanghai's nightclubs, even as the city descended into Japanese occupation and war.
Mar 7, 2014 — When Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie moved from Nigeria to the U.S., she was suddenly confronted with what it meant to be a person of color in America. Her novel explores race in contemporary America.
Mar 7, 2014 — Debuting at No. 3, Lorrie Moore's Bark is a collection of eight short stories.
Mar 7, 2014 — Nora's life is changed by a new student's family in The Woman Upstairs, by Claire Messud, at No. 14.
Mar 7, 2014 — With the release of her fifth novel, Boy, Snow, Bird, Helen Oyeyemi is growing out of the literary wunderkind label and into something richer and stranger. Annalisa Quinn has a profile.
Mar 6, 2014 — In Kenneth Calhoun's debut novel, no one can sleep — and the insomnia's driving people crazy. Reviewer Jason Heller says Black Moon isn't just another spin of the post-apocalypse plot wheel.