Mar 7, 2014 — Anthony Marra recommends Everything Flows by Vasily Grossman as a way to understand the events unfolding in Ukraine.
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.
Mar 5, 2014 — No, Raymond Chandler isn't churning out new material from the grave. This Philip Marlowe story is written by someone else, yet it retains many of the crime writer's best qualities.
Mar 5, 2014 — Ross Klavan's novel follows two radio sidekicks in midcentury New York: golden-voiced straight man Ted Fox, who has an eye for a good-looking dame, and funnyman Jerry Elkin, a veteran of World War II.
Mar 5, 2014 — Fantagraphics is out with a new volume of romance comics by Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Reviewer Etelka Lehoczky says they're "snicker-worthy" and "compulsively quotable."
Mar 2, 2014 — For the middle phase of life, a new canon is often required, one that is equal parts funny, insightful and comforting. Actress and author Annabelle Gurwitch recommends three books up to the task.
Feb 28, 2014 — While writer Anthony Marra sees literary links between Ukraine's past and present turmoil, conflict in Kiev and the arrest of the infamous "El Chapo" remind novelist Zachary Lazar of a Mexican author.
Feb 27, 2014 — Alan Cheuse reviews Night in Shanghai, by Nicole Mones.
Feb 26, 2014 — It's been 15 years since acclaimed writer Lorrie Moore has brought out a new short story collection. Bark has some clunkers and some keepers, but critic Maureen Corrigan says it was worth the wait.
Feb 26, 2014 — Lorrie Moore's new collection, Bark, contains eight stories — but our reviewer Alan Cheuse says only two of them really stand out. But, he adds, those two offer some "first-rate reading pleasure."