Julian Barnes is back. But where’s the magic?

In "Elizabeth Finch," obsession is a dull affliction.

By Ron CharlesAugust 9, 2022

Michael Mann’s ‘Heat’ gets a sequel — in novel form

That “Heat” is plotted as tightly as a Swiss watch makes the shapelessness of this follow-up all the harder to forgive.

By Chris KlimekAugust 9, 2022

Let’s talk about science fiction and horror by new, promising writers

In our final column for The Post, we revisit books we have savored and many more we hope to read.

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Lavie TidharAugust 4, 2022

‘Bookish People’ is the perfect summer read for book lovers

Susan Coll’s new novel makes clever use of her experience working in one of the country’s foremost independent bookstores.

By Kerri MaherAugust 4, 2022

What if White people woke up with dark skin? Mohsin Hamid’s novel wonders.

Book review of "The Last White Man," by Mohsin Hamid, which imagines a town in which everyone becomes dark-skinned.

By Ron CharlesAugust 2, 2022

3 new audiobooks for your summer playlist

Rosie Perez narrates Ronnie Spector’s new memoir. Also, the latest from Patrick Radden Keefe and Dan Fesperman

By Katherine A. PowersJuly 29, 2022

Hawaii comes thrillingly to life in ‘Hokuloa Road’

Elizabeth Hand’s new book is no ordinary mystery novel but a genre-bending tale that captures the richness of Hawaii.

By Karin TanabeJuly 28, 2022

How do you organize your books? 9 authors share their favorite shelves.

Shelfies by Elin Hilderbrand, Diana Gabaldon, Garrett Graff, Vanessa Riley, Emma Straub, Hernan Diaz, Jennifer Weiner, Chris Bohjalian and Christopher Buckley

By Nora KrugJuly 28, 2022

Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s new novel puts a feminist twist on ‘Dr. Moreau’

With a powerful woman at its center, ‘The Daughter of Doctor Moreau’ is a gripping tale that melds horror, history and a little romance

By Carol MemmottJuly 28, 2022

Anthony Marra’s cinematic novel captures the intricate cruelties of war

'Mercury Pictures Presents’ shows how war affects the lives of a cast of characters connected through a Hollywood studio

By Ron CharlesJuly 26, 2022

Natasha Pulley delivers a historical thriller with intellectual heft

Natasha Pulley grounds her latest novel in a 20th-century event: a 1957 nuclear explosion in the Soviet Union.

By Wendy SmithJuly 24, 2022

Let’s talk about the beasts of sci-fi and horror. ‘Cujo,’ anyone?

From ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ to ‘Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH,’ animals are central to some of the most memorable novels

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Lavie TidharJuly 23, 2022

In Lawrence Osborne’s novels, tourists can’t escape their true natures

"The Forgiven" author Lawrence Osborne discusses the impulses that drive his fiction.

By Bilal QureshiJuly 22, 2022

‘The Poet’s House’ is a novel with a joyful, hopeful spirit

In Jean Thompson's new novel, a 21-year-old falls in with a group of poets.

By Ellen AkinsJuly 22, 2022

How ‘Old Country’ went from a Reddit story to a novel and Netflix deal

When Matt Query began writing the horror story “My Wife and I Bought a Ranch” on Reddit's r/NoSleep, he didn't realize what it might become.

By Jess EngJuly 20, 2022

In ‘The Displacements,’ a hurricane turns the rich into refugees

In "The Displacements," a hurricane destroys Miami and makes millions of Americans homeless.

By Ron CharlesJuly 19, 2022

In ‘Crying in the Bathroom,’ a writer chooses abortion, and motherhood

Erika L. Sánchez's insightful memoir might not resonate with the easily offended. But those looking for an unfiltered, feel-good story will find it here.

By Keishel WilliamsJuly 17, 2022

A Nobel laureate’s novel about dictatorship gets a welcome new edition

Miguel Angel Asturias’s ‘Mr. President,’ first published in 1946, is a reminder of the current situation in Guatemala that has driven so people to attempt risky illegal entry into the United States.

By Manuel Roig-FranziaJuly 14, 2022

‘Our Wives Under the Sea’ is exquisitely suspenseful

"Our Wives Under the Sea," by Julia Armfield, is a story of dying love and sea monsters.

By Ron CharlesJuly 12, 2022

In ‘The Great Man Theory’ a middle-aged man can’t shift out of neutral

Teddy Wayne's novel is a character study of a protagonist stuck in a rut of self-regard.

By Hamilton CainJuly 12, 2022