A recap of the books we’ve spotlighted in the past few days.

    Book Review

    The House at Bishopsgate: A Novel

    By Katie Hickman

    In 17th-century London, a cursed diamond causes trouble for a wealthy merchant and his semi-estranged wife.

    Book Review

    Echoes of Valhalla: The Afterlife of the Eddas and Sagas

    By Jon Karl Helgason; translated by Jane Appleton

    A look at how Norse mythology is being re-imagined for the modern world.

    Book Review

    Everybody’s Son: A Novel

    By Thrity Umrigar

    The past comes back to haunt a biracial man adopted into a prominent white family.

    Book Review

    How an expression — and a slick way of being — was born.

    Poetry Review

    Plato’s Symposium and the philosophical search for love

    Book Review

    An encyclopedic assessment of how the feds would weather the apocalypse.

    Author Q&A

    An Interview with Mike Scalise

    By Wendy Besel Hahn

    The writer talks illness, "Friday porn," and when to conclude a memoir.

    Book Review

    This winning "supernatural" thriller shouldn't be pigeonholed into that genre.

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    Does this New York vampire novel have enough bite to deliver?

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    Though rich in details, this WWII-era saga feels disjointed and overly long.