When Covid struck the Wolitzers, Meg and Hilma bonded by creating a book. Let them tell you about it.

Meg Wolitzer and her mother, Hilma, at Carl Schurz Park in Manhattan in August. (Calla Kessler/For The Washington Post)
Meg Wolitzer and her mother, Hilma, at Carl Schurz Park in Manhattan in August. (Calla Kessler/For The Washington Post)
Meg Wolitzer talks to her mom, Hilma, about her new collection, “Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket,” parenthood, writing and how humor carries them through.
  • Aug 31
  • Review

The post-apocalyptic world of Joy Williams’s ‘Harrow’ reads like a cautionary tale

Williams’s urgent novel takes place on the shore of a rotting lake, where a group of eco-warriors has gathered.
  • Review

Ian Rankin took on the challenge of finishing his mentor’s book. The result is a darkly beautiful novel.

“The Dark Remains” captures perfectly the voice of the late William McIlvanney, master of Tartan Noir.
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  • Review

‘Burning Man’ presents D.H. Lawrence in all his flawed brilliance

Frances Wilson’s biography is an unusual look at the controversial writer.
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  • Review

If you love heroic fantasy a la George R.R. Martin, you’ll love ‘The Last Viking’

Don Hollway’s new novel is a fast-paced saga based on the life of Harald Hardrada, the 11th-century Norse adventurer

Washington Post paperback bestsellers

A snapshot of popular books.
  • 2 days ago
  • Review

Fresh off a Pulitzer win for ‘The Overstory,’ Richard Powers delivers another environmental ode

“Bewilderment,” longlisted for a National Book Award, follows a widower desperate to help his neurodivergent son.

Bestseller ‘Black Boy Joy’ highlights bright but overlooked moments of Black boyhood

This anthology by Kwame Mbalia is comprised of stories that have always existed but rarely get told.
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  • Review

T.C. Boyle captures the intersection of folly and progress. This time, it’s the ill-fated Project Nim.

‘Talk to Me,’ by T.C. Boyle, was inspired by a 1970s experiment in which researchers tried to teach a young chimpanzee American Sign Language.
  • 3 days ago
  • Perspective

Let’s talk about the best sword and sorcery books

Our favorites include works by Tanith Lee, Karl Edward Wagner, Stephen King and Charles R. Saunders
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How Trump endangered democracy, and how Biden hopes to repair it

Bob Woodward and Robert Costa underline the two presidents’ different realities.
  • 6 days ago
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