Journalist/author David Ignatius does it again.

Book Review

Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir

By Amy Tan

The author’s second memoir searches the imagination with aesthetic, intellectual, and emotional force.


The novelist earned the coveted prize for Sing, Unburied, Sing

Book Review

Bonfire: A Novel

By Krysten Ritter

A 21st-century corporate scandal meets a small-town cover-up in this somewhat flawed debut.

Author Q&A

An Interview with Mike Maggio

By Franco Tartaglia

The author/poet talks process, polemics, and the power of collaboration.

Book Review

100 Amazing Facts about the Negro

By Henry Louis Gates Jr.

An easy-to-read essay collection that’s far more than a trivia compendium.

Book Review

The Safe House: A Novel

By Christophe Boltanski; translated by Laura Marris

A Parisian manse becomes a metaphorical frame for a century of memories.

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An idiosyncratic look at the future first president's genius in holding his army together.

Book Review

Across the China Sea: A Novel

By Gaute Heivoll; translated by Nadia Christensen

A short tale of an altruistic Norwegian family that packs an emotional wallop.

Book Review

Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit

By Chris Matthews

This new biography charts the politician’s transformation from ruthless strategist to advocate for the dispossessed.

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Trouble’s afoot in the frigid North, so the intrepid investigator bundles up and gets to the bottom of it.