Shakespeare’s Book: The Story Behind the First Folio and the Making of Shakespeare
By Chris Laoutaris
A superb account of how the Bard’s compendium came to be.
The Late Americans: A Novel
By Brandon Taylor
Twentysomethings try to make sense of the world and their place in it.
Into the Groove: The Story of Sound from Tin Foil to Vinyl
By Jonathan Scott
How did those vibrations get so good?
Atalanta: A Novel
By Jennifer Saint
The Argonauts’ quest is retold through the eyes of a female warrior, with mixed results.
Fancy Bear Goes Phishing: The Dark History of the Information Age, in Five Extraordinary Hacks
By Scott J. Shapiro
A smart, sweeping look at the web’s more nefarious actors.
Because Our Fathers Lied
By Craig McNamara
A son wrestles with the horrible legacy of a pointless war.
Ma and Me
By Putsata Reang
A queer Cambodian American woman grapples with being disowned.