Beyond The Book

A quick recap of the books we’ve spotlighted in the past few days.

    Book Review

    Lovely, Dark, Deep: Stories

    By Joyce Carol Oates

    The prolific master storyteller doesn’t disappoint with her latest dazzling collection.

    Book Review

    The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Volume VII. To Save the Soul of America. Jan. 1961-Aug. 1962

    Edited by Clayborne Carson and Tenisha Armstrong

    The seventh volume of Martin Luther King Jr.’s papers highlights King’s impact on civil rights and John F. Kennedy’s administration.

    Book Review

    The Dog: A Novel

    By Joseph O’Neill

    This much-anticipated follow-up novel falls far short of its predecessor.

    Beyond The Book

    It’s Geography Awareness Week! (We know, right?) So put down your globe and pick up these fascinating stories, all of which boast a vivid setting.

    Book Review

    Hear that? According to this engaging new book, it’s all part of the plan.

    Book Blog

    …for everyone on your gift list, that is.

    Author Q&A

    Richard Ford writes time-capsule books. His Frank Bascombe novels should be included in the next NASA probe sent deep into outer space. It will help residents of Planet Glort, on the other side of the Milky Way, better understand what it is to be a human on Planet Earth.

    Book Review

    Let Me Be Frank With You

    By Richard Ford

    Richard Ford’s much-loved Frank Bascombe is back for a fourth turn, and he’s as cranky, introspective, judgmental, unapologetically Democratic, and wise as ever.

    Poetry Review

    A monthly feature that looks at books of and about poetry.

    Book Review

    Twilight of the Eastern Gods

    By Ismail Kadare (translated by David Bellos)

    Blending the personal and political, this book reveals one writer’s experiences in a prestigious Soviet Union graduate school.