Book Review

Stalin’s Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva

By Rosemary Sullivan

Imprecise language and a lack of Russian expertise mar this biography of the dictator's only girl.

Book Review

Baby’s on Fire: Stories

By Liz Prato

Raw, relatable characters make this collection of tales a winner.

Book Review

The Meursault Investigation

By Kamel Daoud; translated by John Cullen

This provocative re-imagining of Camus' The Stranger gives the murdered Arab a voice — and a name.

Author Q&A

An Interview with Michelle Brafman

By Melissa Scholes Young

The author's debut novel examines the intersection of religion and three generations of mother-daughter relationships.

Essay

The Watchman story the world is missing

Book Review

The Sunken Cathedral

By Kate Walbert

Characters, not plot, drive this beautiful novel of life in New York amid a relentlessly rising tide.

Essay

Recalling the humble, approachable literary genius

Book Review

Slow Bullets

By Alastair Reynolds

Strong action and images can’t overcome the weaknesses in this ambitious novel.

Feature

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

Book Review

Modern Romance

By Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg

A surprisingly well-researched "comic-ademic" guide to dating in the Internet age.

Book Review

Mislaid

By Nell Zink

With acerbic wit and keen observations, a visionary author tackles the fraught world of "passing."