Book Review

Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East

By Gerard Russell

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

Book Review

Some Luck

By Jane Smiley

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


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

Book Blog

...and how not to make them.

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.

Beyond The Book

There's no such thing as "too quirky" for this small publisher.

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This masterful account of the future president’s “in-between” years brings him vividly to life.

Poetry Review

A poet's perspective on The Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett.

Book Review

This expansive portrait of the music legend reveals both her strengths and frailties.