Books

The Art of Fielding
The Art of Fielding

Henry Skrimshander arrives at Westish College on the shores of Lake Michigan with a book called The… >>

The Might Have Been
The Might Have Been

Eventually, all of us have to grapple our might-have-beens. This is the moving story of a man whose… >>

The Street Sweeper
The Street Sweeper

Perlman's story of modern New York is a big book in every sense. Huge in its scope, it covers two… >>

The Snow Child
The Snow Child

An old Russian folk tale has it that a childless couple, living on the edge of the woods, build… >>

Fall from Grace
Fall from Grace

Patterson’s back with another addictive page-turner. This time, the suspicious death of a… >>

The Ice Ballooon
The Ice Ballooon

An arctic expedition in 1897 was a daunting enough endeavor—but in a hydrogen balloon? The true… >>

Life Sentences: Literary Judgments and Accounts
Life Sentences: Literary Judgments and Accounts

Essayist, novelist, and literary critic William Gass is one of our most original and brilliant… >>

The Invisible Ones
The Invisible Ones

It would take far longer than this space to explain the dense plot of this highly impressive… >>

Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawai’i
Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawai’i

The iconic painter of (highly suggestive) flowers and of the American Southwest spent part of… >>

How Carrots Won the Trojan War
How Carrots Won the Trojan War

You might not realize it, but in historical terms, this is a golden age for vegetables. As Rupp… >>

Stay Awake
Stay Awake

National Book Award finalist Dan Chaon writes truly unnerving stories—and that is meant as a… >>

No One Is Here Except All of Us
No One Is Here Except All of Us

This beautifully written debut novel takes us to a remote Romanian village in 1939, where the… >>

All I Did Was Shoot My Man
All I Did Was Shoot My Man

Walter Mosley delivers another whip-smart — and wildly entertaining — murder mystery in his… >>

A Dublin Student Doctor
A Dublin Student Doctor

Author Taylor, a born and bred Irish physician himself, has created the Irish Country Doctor… >>

Holidays in Heck
Holidays in Heck

For more than 20 years, journalist P. J. O'Rourke was a foreign and war correspondent – or, as… >>

The Drop
The Drop

In the latest Harry Bosch mystery, Michael Connelly once again demonstrates why he’s the best… >>

The Final Note
The Final Note

If you like Nicholas Sparks, you’ll like Kevin Alan Milne. In this story, a starry-eyed young… >>

Cook This Now
Cook This Now

Clark’s book is organized month by month to highlight what’s in season. After all, at the… >>

Houses by the Sea
Houses by the Sea

Houses that hang over and butt up to every ocean—from Scandinavia to Europe to the shores of… >>

Guinness World Records 2012
Guinness World Records 2012

Biggest nose, longest legs, most piercings — and 2,500 other records, photographed for eternity. >>