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'No Knives in the Kitchen of this City' tells the heartbreaking story of Aleppo

A novel set in the Syrian city of Aleppo counters the images of war with a multi-faceted, fragile portrait of the city's human past.

'Glass House' views the rise and fall of US industrialism through one town

'Glass House' is Lancaster, Ohio, native Brian Alexander’s account of his hometown and its change from a prosperous, vibrant community to a bedroom town with a lot of minimum wage jobs and very little hope.

'Traveling with Ghosts' tells a true story of great tragedy, remarkable kindness

Marine biologist Shannon Leone Fowler tells of losing her boyfriend to the ocean, only to find a new world in the company of strangers.

'A Divided Spy' follows MI6 agent Thomas Kell through a maze of intrigue

'A Divided Spy' works as a standalone, but most readers will find themselves craving more time with the moody but engaging protagonist.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Revenge in a Cold River’

Commander William Monk has been haunted for many years by loss of memory suffered in an accident and that disaster has turned into a nightmare in which he finds himself facing charges of murder and a possible death sentence.

Newly Discovered Churchill Essay On Aliens Is A Timely Reminder Of The Dangers Facing Life On Earth

Elizabeth Tasker, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Buried within the archives of a museum in Missouri, an essay on the search alien l...

'Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare' unveils Churchill's commando units

These small, fast bands of deadly World War II operatives worked outside standard War Office protocols to wreak a maximum of damage behind German lines.

'A Divided Spy' follows M16 agent Thomas Kell through a maze of intrigue

'A Divided Spy' works as a standalone, but most readers will find themselves craving more time with the moody but engaging protagonist.

The Little Syria of Deep Valley

The desire for a diverse community in Maud Hart Lovelace’s “Emily of Deep Valley” feels both old-fashioned and progressive.

Preparing My Kids for the New America

In 2014, my family moved from Jerusalem to the American Midwest. Now we are revisiting the survival plan we’d devised for crises in Israel.

A book for Luddite-curious city dwellers: Mark Sundeen's 'The Unsettlers'

Thanks to Pinterest boards and Instagram hashtags, the word “authentic” has passed from buzzword into the realm of parody: think Portlandia-style farm-to-table spreads, mountain-top selfies and any fashion shoot set in Joshua Tree. But in Mark Sundeen’s “The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today’s America” (Riverhead, $26), three American families ditch modern comforts and convenience — including, in some cases, supermarkets, cars and even electricity — to define authentic living for themselves. For “the Luddite-curious,” “The Unsettlers” offers an in-depth and compelling account of diverse Americans living off the grid. In each of the book’s three sections — Missouri, Detroit, and Montana — these homesteaders show us how the other other half lives. 

A special cocktail and the author as debutante: One way publishers sell books

“Writing novels is so much more satisfying than writing television,” says Sarah Dunn. It’s an expertly tossed-off bon mot that practically defines the aphorism “know your audience.” The author of “The Arrangement,” a novel that won’t be out for months, is seated between two bookstore owners at a long, blond-wood table at AR Cucina, an upscale restaurant in Culver City. Hosted by publisher Little, Brown and Co., the evening is a meet and greet for Dunn, members of the media and the local booksellers who will, presumably, be recommending and stocking her book.

'Olive Witch' is the memoir of an outsider on a quest for belonging

Born in Nigeria to Bangladeshi parents, Hoque's journeys take her from Africa to middle-class America to an Ivy League college and finally to the country of her birth.

'Age of Anger' seeks to lay bare the roots of today's global intolerance

Pankaj Mishra looks to the past for understanding – and to the future with a question mark.

When It’s Too Late to Stop Fascism, According to Stefan Zweig

I wonder how far along the scale of moral degeneration Zweig would judge America to be in its current state.

This Week in Fiction: Curtis Sittenfeld on the Necessity of Writing Sex Scenes

Sittenfeld discusses “The Prairie Wife,” her short story in this week’s issue, about a woman obsessed with the Twitter feed of a social-media celebrity.

Losing Max Ritvo

I was the one who carried his constant impending death along with me. I have never mastered the art of embracing impermanence.

A crash course in understanding numbers

In the 35 years since marijuana laws stopped being enforced in California, the number of marijuana smokers has doubled every year. Really?

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