Book Review

Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral

By Mary Doria Russell

Death comes to gritty life in a fictionalized history of one of the most notorious events in the Old West, the stomping grounds of gun-slinging legends and heroes real and pumped up.

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The House of Wolfe: A Border Noir

By James Carlos Blake

This noir thriller kicks into high gear after a slow start.

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The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power

By Steve Fraser

A cutting study of how American workers lost the will to battle for their well-being.


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X: A Novel

By Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon

Famed civil-rights activist Malcolm X comes vividly to life in this rich, immersive tale.

Poetry Review

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

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The Lost Child

By Caryl Phillips

Explore the plight of the outsider in this novel, which re-imagines Wuthering Heights and links it to a modern story of exile and difference.

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Tom and Sally

By Y.S. Fing

An education in accuracy

Author Q&A

Meet the mother-and-son team behind the pseudonymous author of the Ian Rutledge mystery series.

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The Discreet Hero

By Mario Vargas Llosa; translated by Edith Grossman

A novel packed with energy and tumult finds room for keen descriptions of life’s small pleasures.

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Why stories should always be in your suitcase.