‘The Crane Wife’ is a romantic book for realists
CJ Hauser’s memoir-in-essays explores love, intimacy and grief with refreshing, relatable frankness
In ‘Florida Woman,’ wild animals aren’t as unpredictable as the humans
In Deb Rogers's debut novel, a woman arrested for a petty crime tries to start over at a wild animal sanctuary.
Paul Tremblay delivers another mind-bending horror novel
"The Pallbearers Club" is presented as a found memoir manuscript, complicated by the contradictory annotation of an enigmatic woman.
Richard Taruskin, provocative scholar of classical music, dies at 77
He published a six-volume history of Western music and was known for his strong opinions of composers.
The legacy for which this Cuban dissident fought is still unfolding
Oswaldo Payá defied Fidel Castro’s despotic regime and ultimately lost his life.
An anthem reflecting the wonder and warts of the nation that sings it
Controversy is nothing new for "The Star Spangled Banner."
If only humans could sense the world the way animals do
The premise of "An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us" is that every species has access to a different slice of reality.
How spiritualism linked the Lincolns and the Booths
Book review of "In the Houses of Their Dead: The Lincolns, the Booths, and the Spirits," by Terry Alford
The transformative 1960s still have a grip on America
"The Times They Were a-Changin’: 1964, the Year the Sixties Arrived and the Battle Lines of Today Were Drawn" shines when serving as a reminder of why the public remains infatuated with the decade.
Lucy Liu as Tracy Flick and other new audiobooks for your playlist
Tom Perrotta’s novel features a terrific full cast. Also, new this month, wonderful narrations of ‘The Last White Rose’ and Horse.'