Books

Must-Read Book: 'Bringing in Finn'
Must-Read Book: ‘Bringing in Finn’

Most births don't make headlines unless the mother is, say, Snooki. But the arrival of Chicago mom… >>

Must Read: Short Story Genius George Saunders Does It Again
Must Read: Short Story Genius George Saunders Does It Again

Ever since I first read "The Falls," the dark and powerful final short story in George Saunders… >>

Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War
Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War

You might not expect the autobiography of a Liberian political activist to be a page-turner… >>

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War
Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

Modern American war novels, including Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five, Norman Mailer’s… >>

Mark Bittman’s New Book Makes Vegan Easy
Mark Bittman’s New Book Makes Vegan Easy

A few months ago, I wrote 11 Convincing Reasons Eating Vegan Isn't Crazy. I knew all the white… >>

Looking for the Perfect Book? There's an App For That
Looking for the Perfect Book? There’s an App For That

Today BookScout makes its official debut on Facebook. This free app susses out your timeline and… >>

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… >>

Laura and Louis, A Love Story
Laura and Louis, A Love Story

Sometimes a book, a story, insinuates itself into my heart and I want to tell the world. In my… >>

Jane Austen, Frankenstein Go Graphic
Jane Austen, Frankenstein Go Graphic

A bold, brilliant new series presents the Great Books as interpreted by critically acclaimed… >>

It’s a Wonderful @#$%^& Life!
It’s a Wonderful @#$%^& Life!

George Bailey, just after hearing that his family wants to watch It's A Wonderful Life yet… >>

Is Your Mind Bigger Than Your Pain?
Is Your Mind Bigger Than Your Pain?

I have no intention of running a 130+ mile ultramarathon.  And I have no desire to eat vegan. … >>

In One Person
In One Person

John Irving, the literary provocateur who brought us The World According to Garp, returns with an… >>

I Hear You, Proust! Classic Lit in Your Headphones
I Hear You, Proust! Classic Lit in Your Headphones

Books on tape aren't exactly new, but as e-books become more and more popular, it seems that… >>

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… >>

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… >>

Holidays in Heck
Holidays in Heck

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

Healthy Cookbooks for the New Year, New You
Healthy Cookbooks for the New Year, New You

After a few weeks of eating, drinking, and being merry, I'm in the mood for something that's more… >>

Happy Birthday Raymond Chandler
Happy Birthday Raymond Chandler

I’m a big fan of mystery fiction. Police procedurals, detective stories, amateur sleuths… >>

H.P. Lovecraft's Horror Stories, for the Low Price of Free
H.P. Lovecraft’s Horror Stories, for the Low Price of Free

Beloved horror author H.P. Lovecraft wrote no fewer than 63 short stories between 1917 and 1935… >>

Guinness World Records 2012
Guinness World Records 2012

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