Books

Fat, Drunk, and Stupid: The Inside Story Behind the Making of Animal House
Fat, Drunk, and Stupid: The Inside Story Behind the Making of Animal House

In this rollicking book, Animal House producer Matty Simmons details how tough it was getting… >>

Who Will Hear Your Secrets?
Who Will Hear Your Secrets?

For decades, Robley Wilson has been one of our finest short story writers; this volume of sly… >>

In One Person
In One Person

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

God's Hotel
God’s Hotel

As riveting as a good novel, this doctor’s account of her 20 years at Laguna Honda Hospital is a… >>

From Harlem with Love: An Ivy Leaguer’s Inner-City Odyssey
From Harlem with Love: An Ivy Leaguer’s Inner-City Odyssey

A Harvard Law graduate, Joseph Holland headed for the desolation of 1980s Harlem, determined to… >>

Baseball's Best Short Stories
Baseball’s Best Short Stories

You needn't even be a sports fan to enjoy these 34 hugely entertaining tales. Ring Lardner, James… >>

The New Republic
The New Republic

Poor Edgar Kellogg, would-be journalist, gets sent to a Portuguese backwater with a terrorist… >>

15+ Best Books to Read as Children (and Adults)
15+ Best Books to Read as Children (and Adults)

Twilight and The Lorax aren't the only books meant for younger readers that adults can enjoy too… >>

The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism
The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism

Inspired by a poem called “The Golden Hat,” written by Thorsteinsson, who has autism, Winslet… >>

Abstract City
Abstract City

Everyday experiences — from looking at leaves to riding city subways — are funny and fresh… >>

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… >>