NONFICTION: In an entertaining collection of recently unearthed letters, Marcel Proust discusses social matters and family affairs, but mostly just pleads for some peace.
Bao Phi traces success to the Vietnamese refugee experience and South High.
FICTION: A Norwegian novel explores a dark future without bees, as well as the struggle among parents and children.
FICTION: Cork O'Connor heads to Arizona to find his wife's missing son in a new mystery from the Minnesota master.
REVIEWS: 'Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After,' by Heather Harpham, and 'I Liked My Life,' by Abby Fabiaschi
HappinessBy Heather Harpham. (Henry Holt, 300 pages, $27.)It's reassuring, sometimes, to pick up a book that you know will have a happy ending, and surely…
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NONFICTION: An overseas fellowship triggers her realization of American intervention across the globe.
FICTION: One man's religious extremism has far-reaching effects on two families.
Three audiobooks to pass the time.
NONFICTION: Paul Kingsnorth wants more from environmentalism than mere lightbulb swapping or hybrid driving.
FICTION 1. The Late Show, by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown) Renée Ballard, a young detective with the LAPD, investigates crimes against two women. 2.…
When We Rise By Cleve Jones. (Hachette, 291 pages, $27.) Calling a book “important” is like calling dinner “sustainable and gluten-free.” In the case of…
Review: 'The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny,' by Michael Wallis
NONFICTION: Taking a shortcut left the Donner Party stranded, and starving.
Marvel's "Inhumans" is going to need awfully positive word of mouth when the ABC series' expanded pilot hits theaters next month. Because its word of…
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NONFICTION: A guard's 1930 diary conveys the hopelessness of life at a railway forced-labor camp.
John Smelcer was named a PEN finalist on Thursday. On Friday, one of the judges said on Twitter she's seeking to overturn his nomination.
BOOKMARK: There are so many ways to give books. You can be mysterious, leaving books where strangers might find them.