Sara Paretsky’s crusading private eye, V.I. (Vic) Warshawski, returns in “Brush Back.”
William Finnegan, who has written several sober examinations of the world’s hot spots, has his first best seller with the surfing memoir “Barbarian Days,” No. 5 on the hardcover nonfiction list.
An economist offers principles for amassing riches gleaned from business titans.
In this novel, a woman leaves her husband and two children for a temperamental playwright.
In this debut novel, set in 1880s London, a mysterious mechanical genius seems to tinker with fate.
This novel is based on the life of Beryl Markham, horsewoman and aviator.
A Renaissance-era financier helped to create an international money market.
An amateur entomologist from Sweden offers a unique tour of the world of hoverfly collecting.
A story collection traces lives tinged with comedy and strain.
Two card hustlers face the gallows in a West Virginia town.
New books by Alan Lightman, Mary Anna King, Brad Gooch and Allen Kurzweil.
Ruth Franklin, who’s writing a biography of Shirley Jackson, says of her subject: “She continues to fascinate me every day.”
Readers respond to recent reviews of new books about Richard Nixon and more.
Recommended Reading: “Management” by Erin McGraw.
Penguin is celebrating its eightieth anniversary this year. How well do you know its classic book covers? At The Telegraph, a quiz on the better-known titles in its library. You could also look back on one of our book cover battles.
Discussed in this episode: John Updike, Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen, Mrs. Caliban by Rachel Ingalls, sea monsters, avocados...
A striking photo of the Bront? sisters is not, in fact, a photo of the Bront? sisters. The women in the photo look a lot like them, but their hometown didn’t have much in the way of photography in the 1840s, and there isn’t any record of the Bront?s getting their photo taken. So how […]
Perhaps the biggest compliment I can give to The End of the Tour, the new film about a five-day interview between the writer David Foster Wallace and Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky, is that I finally started reading Wallace aga...
Kent Shaw reviews Endi Bogue Hartigan's Pool [5 choruses] today in Rumpus Poetry.
HBO can't get enough "Game of Thrones," the most popular show in its history.