“From Italy’s agricultural heartland, largely an autodidact, Walter Ferranini doubts the sincerity of claims for the dignity accorded labor by ideological spokesmen for the post-war communist regim
College campuses are in the news for various reasons these days, student rights and racism on the top of that list.
“Exit West is a smart, sympathetic, and deeply human story . . .”
In April 2005 two men on opposite sides of the world are grieving for loved ones who died when the tsunami of December 2004 destroyed a Thai seaside resort.
“a fable about ideological extremism under an avant-garde skin.”
The Angel of History is an intricately woven novel, centering around Jacob, a poet-in-crisis, about to check himself into a mental institution.
“an homage to political cartoonists and their ability to define a moment or mood in a few pen strokes.”
Yuge!, Garry Trudeau’s new compilation of strips from the juggernaut that is Doonesbury, is ideal for those who feel that they have not, over the past few months, gotten their fil
Anger and outrage drip from the pages of this short single-paragraph novel. It is a rant against a county, its people, and family.
There have been novels about oil (Giant by Edna Ferber), coal strip-mining (Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom), and traditional coal mining (Baker Towers by Jennifer Haigh).
Oleg Kashin may be a recognizable name to readers who paid attention to international news.
Julia inherits a gift from her grandmother: the ability to see through a person’s eyes when they are in the most trouble and their soul is reaching out for help, from somewhere in the future.
John Irving, now in his early seventies, has been encouraging readers to think of him as the contemporary Dickens for more than four decades.
The 2011 air war to save civilian lives that our country and its NATO allies are conducting in Libya is not without precedent.