Lucy Barton — the redoubtable memoirist we've met in two previous novels — returns in Elizabeth Strout's Oh William!, reconnecting with her estranged first husband after her second husband dies.
The primatologist says it's crucial that young people know how positive action can still shift the frightening trajectories of climate crisis, biodiversity loss, and the ongoing global pandemic.
Fan Fiction is part memoir, part noir pastiche and maybe a little bit true. Is it a great work? No. Is it a lot of fun? Yes. Is it a book that could only have been written by Brent Spiner? Absolutely.
Gus Moreno's new novel follows a man who flees the city where his wife's murder became a political and media sensation, but he can't escape either his grief or the thing that haunted their apartment.
In their new YA novel, Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal tell the story of a cheerleading squad whose white captain convinces them to take a knee to protest injustice — and the backlash that follows.
Margaret Verble's novel follows a young Cherokee woman whose life as a horse-diver in Tennessee zoo is derailed by a terrible accident. It's unfocused at times, but definitely a ride worth taking.
Victoria Chang's lyrical experiment memorably evokes an individual family's time capsule and an artist's timeless yearning to shape carbon dust into incandescent gem.
Orlean's descriptions of the animals on the Hudson Valley farm where she once lived may evoke a warm feeling — but those of donkeys in Fez and others in her essays may conjure other emotions.
The Death of Jane Lawrence asks that age-old question of gothic novels and fairy tales: What do you do if your very attractive husband is hiding a very dark secret in his crumbling manor house?
Myriam J.A. Chancy's new novel What Storm, What Thunder lays out the lives of people affected by the 2010 disaster with precision and compassion, giving even the most abject agency over their lives.
While the book is very much the tale of young Dasani Coates, Andrea Elliott uses her story and that of her family to examine the many who find themselves in similarly impossible circumstances.
James Han Mattson's Reprieve — set at a full-contact escape room attraction where actors can attack players — is overstuffed with character arcs and concepts, but somehow he makes it all work.
Miriam Toews based the women of Fight Night on the women in her own life — her battles are their battles; against pompous religious leaders, abusive husbands and the lies depression can tell.
Alix E. Harrow's A Spindle Splintered gives us a Sleeping Beauty for today, cursed not by an evil fairy but by an industrial accident, and yanked into another dimension where she must save a princess.
Smile records Sarah Ruhl's coming to terms with her new face and the conundrums it presents — after the playwright wondered for ten years whether the story deserved to live on the page.