How Much of These Hills Is Gold: by C Pam Zhang
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How Much of These Hills Is Gold: by C Pam Zhang

Zhang takes a genre that has been stuck in its ways since the beginning, breaks…

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Savage Gods: by Paul Kingsnorth
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Savage Gods: by Paul Kingsnorth

The Decline of the Novel: by Joseph Bottum
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The Decline of the Novel: by Joseph Bottum

The Source of Self-Regard: by Toni Morrison
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The Source of Self-Regard: by Toni Morrison

The Source of Self-Regard is as fitting a closing chapter for one of America’s great…

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The Night Watchman: by Louise Erdrich
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The Night Watchman: by Louise Erdrich

Erdrich's broad tale frequently lights on memorable perches, but at times her less well-constructed form…

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Final Cuts: Edited by Ellen Datlow
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Final Cuts: Edited by Ellen Datlow

Final Cuts offers a wide range of themes, setups and internalizations from physical and emotional…

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Deceit and Other Possibilities: by Vanessa Hua
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Deceit and Other Possibilities: by Vanessa Hua

Hua makes her characters both despicable and sympathetic while tackling racial and cultural issues with…

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The Bishop’s Bedroom: by Piero Chiara
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The Bishop’s Bedroom: by Piero Chiara

Not engaging enough to make for a good mystery, not funny enough to make for…

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Naked City: by Weegee
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Naked City: by Weegee

It’s history, entertainment and art in one bleeding, naked, lurid and introspective package, the whole…

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Young Heroes of the Soviet Union: by Alex Halberstadt
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Young Heroes of the Soviet Union: by Alex Halberstadt

Young Heroes of the Soviet Union makes clear the links between family, nation and belonging…

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