Beyond The Book

Need a last-minute present for the literary tots in your life? Check out these 10 titles. They’re very different from one another, but they’re all interesting. Just like kids!

    Book Review

    The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books

    By Azar Nafisi

    Are Americans turning their backs on great literature? The author thinks so.

    Book Review

    The Laughing Monsters

    By Denis Johnson

    Stereotypical characters, Cold War tropes, and a sputtering plot conspire to derail this much-anticipated novel.

    Author Q&A

    The author talks about setting, believable characters, and things that go bump in the night.

    Book Review

    An informative, compelling analysis of the world’s vanishing faiths.

    Book Blog

    ...and how not to make them.

    Feature

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

    Book Review

    Some Luck

    By Jane Smiley

    A rich character study of a farm family growing and struggling in a small Iowa town.

    Book Review

    This look at George Lucas’ groundbreaking masterwork has something for diehard fans and casual observers alike.

    Beyond The Book

    From novels and memoirs to cookbooks and short stories, 2014 was an embarrassment of riches for readers. And in case you weren’t aware, books are the perfect shape for mile-high stacking under the tree. Here are 10 of the year’s best.

    Author Q&A

    Have you ever spent time in a haunted house? Maybe you’re the only one who can hear the ghosts.