A Swim in a Pond in the Rain

The Booker Prize-winning novelist explores how some of the greats spun their magic.

The Gilded Page: The Secret Lives of Medieval Manuscripts

An illuminating examination of enduring, aged texts.

Still Mad: American Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination

An intelligent, impassioned ode to the power of words.

Around the World in 80 Words

By Paul Anthony Jones

Around the World in 80 Words

This entertaining look at the lexicon is best savored in small doses.

What About the Baby?: Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction

A master of understated storytelling offers her insights on the craft.