The Garden of Last Days by Andre Dubus III A young mother's decision to bring her child to the strip club where she works
Get Off the Shelf Delivered Daily to Your Inbox Atonement by Ian McEwan A symphonic and heartbreaking novel of love and war
The brilliance of Colin Barrett's short story about a dyspeptic poet (who refers to his neighborhood as "a budget version
Nicholas Searle grew up in Cornwall and studied languages at the Universities of Bath and Göttingen. After teaching for four years, he moved to London to join the Civil Service, holding a variety of positions dealing with security matters before going to work in a similar capacity for the New Zealand government.
Follow us to one of the most fascinating yet endangered places on Earth. While politicians discuss climate change, we have asked seven artists about their relation to and work within the Arctic.
As a rule, printed words stay on the page and music stays in the air. But every once in a while you come across a truly gifted writer who can make their sentences sing. Experience some of that magic with these eleven books that take classical music as their inspiration.
Halfway through Ian McEwan's novel Atonement the reader joins up with the British Expeditionary Force as it slogs through the battered northern France countryside, hoping to reach the English Channel at Dunkirk before being overtaken by the pursuing Germans.
Like the fanciful stories written by Briony Tallis, Atonement vibrates with beautiful, poetic prose. McEwan peppers the tragic
Being no cook, I offer no recipes for oyster stuffing or pumpkin tarts, but I am going to share my recipe for cooking up a Thanksgiving of books, and you're welcome to it.
One wonders how Frederic Henry would handle the job of evacuating wounded from Syria, Iraq, or Afghanistan, 85 years after he was deployed to the World War One Italian front as an ambulance driver, by Ernest Hemingway, in A Farewell to Arms.