New books this week: A Life in Books by Warren Lehrer, At Night We Walk in Circles by Daniel Alarcón, and Johnny Cash: The Life by Robert Hilburn
Donna Tartt’s first book in ten years, The Goldfinch, comes out this week; Charles Blackstone releases a new book; and fans of The Beatles and Philip Roth get early Halloween treats.
New books from Dave Eggers, Chuck Palahniuk, Andre Dubus III, George Pelecanos and Jo Baker. Plus: Fear of Flying 40 years later, and habits of the most creative people.
Our staff’s reading list for October includes books by Jhumpa Lahiri, Aimee Bender, Allan Gurganus, Lisa Fugard, Naomi Wolf, Jane Smiley, Bob Hicok, and other authors.
This week’s new books include titles from Malcolm Gladwell, T. C. Boyle, Elizabeth Gilbert, Identity Theory contributor Joseph Bates, and spy-turned-novelist Valerie Plame.
In honor of Banned Books Week (Sept. 22-28), we created the Twitter hashtag #RockBannedBooks to raise awareness of books that have been banned or contested.
“Ted Spagna’s photographs have done more than any other medium to make sleep science visible and, hence, directly understandable to the general public.”
New books from Stephen King and Julian Barnes his stores this week, which is banned books week. Also: a Brooklyn Book Festival recap, and Leonard Cohen, the novelist.
“Let us stifle under mud at the pond’s edge
and affirm that it is fitting
and delicious to lose everything.”
This week brings us new books from Thomas Pynchon, Nicholson Baker, Jesmyn Ward, and Art Spiegelman as well as the National Book Foundation’s inaugural Young People’s Literature Longlist.
A middle-aged loser-ish writer struggling to shop his shockingly misanthropic third novel falls into a pit of literary despair but discovers that he has a natural talent for online poker.