Book Review

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

J.D. Vance

The bestselling memoir of poor, working-class whites is an entertaining and insightful read

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    The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting

    By Anne Trubek

    This detailed account of a dying art is too quick to dismiss our most personalized form of communication.

    Poetry Review

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


    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.

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    News of the World: A Novel

    By Paulette Jiles

    Dry humor, morality, common sense, and a big heart drive this historical novel set in 1870s Texas.

    Author Q&A

    The entrepreneur-turned-club-owner explains why he considers himself a comedy purist.

    Book Review

    The Televangelist: A Novel

    By Ibrahim Essa; translated by Jonathan Wright

    This moving commentary on Islam in Egypt offers insight for Westerners but suffers from a sluggish pace.


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    This powerful collection of short stories dazzles from beginning to end.

    Book Review

    An absorbing tale of betrayal and deadly political alliances during the Renaissance.

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