If there was ever a book that validates the belief to read fiction for empathy, for understanding, for widening your world view, “Lincoln in the Bardo” is it, writes critic Carol Iaciofano.
Steve Jones becomes the third former member of the incendiary British punk band to tell his life story -- from childhood abuse, to the band's short-lived fame and his struggle with alcoholism.
In recounting the story of how religious fervor turned a band of Inuit against one other, Lawrence Millman also warns of what he sees as a modern fervor for tech that turns people away from the natural world.
Moshfegh ignores the traditional narrative arc, presumably because most real lives don't have a nice resolution, but it leaves the reader feeling exhausted and infested, writes critic Julie Wittes Schlack.
Novelist and essayist Siri Hustvedt explores sexism and critical perception, as well as the connection between mind and body (and doctors and scientists’ aversion to considering both), in her latest collection.
"For 25 years, I have had that solitary me-against-the-computer thing," says Michael Connelly, who is now getting a different experience in the writers' room of Amazon series "Bosch."
Biographer Reiner Stach tries to let readers in on "what it was like to be Franz Kafka." He succeeds thanks to the overwhelming amount of details he presents and his insightful interpretations of the impact all this had on Kafka.
“We were really interested in the idea of stories bringing people together,” said Doug McGray, who co-founded the venture in San Francisco seven years ago. “You turn off your phones with other curious people for something that won’t happen again.”