Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop: A Novel

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Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop: A Novel

By Hwang Bo-reum; translated by Shanna Tan

A bookstore in suburban Seoul brings outsiders together.

Medgar & Myrlie: Medgar Evers and the Love Story that Awakened America

Book Review

Medgar & Myrlie: Medgar Evers and the Love Story that Awakened America

By Joy-Ann Reid

An appealing look at the civil-rights icons’ private lives.

Alphabetical Diaries

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Alphabetical Diaries

By Sheila Heti

These inwardly focused ruminations are alternately solipsistic and sublime.

Book Review

The Declassification Engine

By Matthew Connelly

The Declassification Engine

Must every government document be kept under lock and key?

Book Review

Dixon, Descending: A Novel

It’s man vs. Everest in this evocative, implausible tale.

Poetry Review

On Poetry: February 2024

New collections to make life more lyrical.

Book Review

The Qur’an: A Verse Translation

By M.A.R. Habib and Bruce B. Lawrence

The Qur’an: A Verse Translation

This poetic rendition of the holy text will appeal to nonbelievers, too.

Book Review

The Waters: A Novel

By Bonnie Jo Campbell

The Waters: A Novel

A magical, overly earnest tale set in a Michigan swamp.

Beyond The Book

20 Not-Technically-a-Love-Story Love Stories

There’s more to read on Valentine’s Day than Romeo and Juliet!

Washington, DC

Author Q&A

An Interview with Gideon Rappaport

The scholar explains what we’ve gotten wrong about Hamlet — and why Shakespeare is for everyone.