Beyond The Book

What do book lovers have queued up on their nightstands and ready to read before lights-out? We asked a couple of them, and here’s what they said.

    Book Review

    Play Anything: The Pleasure of Limits, the Uses of Boredom, and the Secret of Games

    By Ian Bogost

    This interesting read asks us to skip cynicism and enjoy the moment, but ignores exploitative systems in the process.

    Beyond The Book

    An array of interesting titles to please even the choosiest kids!

      Book Review

      The Path of the Jaguar: A Novel

      By Stephen Henighan

      A Mayan woman adapts to the changing times in this well-researched novel set in post-civil-war Guatemala.

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      By Tania Unsworth

      This secluded-mansion thriller for young readers blurs the boundaries between imagination and reality.

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      The Nine of Us: Growing Up Kennedy

      By Jean Kennedy Smith

      This slim recollection of America's first family suffers from a lack of fresh material.

      Author Q&A

      The biographer recounts Leon Trotsky's brief yet pivotal time in New York City.

      Book Review

      A little-known history of deception, invisible ink, and other clandestine operations during the Revolutionary War.

      Book Review

      This arresting portrait of a dysfunctional family is stark but witty and beautifully observed.

      Poetry Review

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

      Book Review

      An entertaining, user-friendly primer on evaluating data wisely.