A Fateful Friendship

Mark Perry’s 2004 biography expertly captures the bond between two American icons.

The Wild, Wild Will

This singular collection by late psychologist Leslie H. Farber offers elegant insights into the human condition.

Pride in Her Family

How a decades-old memoir and a brand-new fellowship both celebrate Black women and Black writers.

In the Beginning Were the Words

A devastating early memoir that spoke the truth about slavery.

Unsung or Unwell?

Reevaluating Mary Todd Lincoln through a feminist lens.

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

What is the magic of these words that some 85 years on they still draw us with such poignancy and verve?

Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey

This monthly feature invites readers to (re)discover a work that’s so rich and delightful it calls for slow reading to appreciate it fully.

With the relaunch of "Slow Reads" as "Rediscovered Treasures," we're looking for books to feature. Tell us about a book that you love that might have been forgotten or overlooked.