Beyond “Ma”

Beyond “Ma”

A new novel re-imagines the beloved character of “Ma” from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House” books.

Walk This Way

Walk This Way

Women have never had the same freedom to wander the streets as men; a delightful new book explores the stories of those who did it anyway.

Searching for Him

Searching for Him

Zinzi Clemmons’ much-discussed debut novel blurs the line between memoir and fiction; Britta Böhler reviews What We Lose.

Second Glance: It by Stephen King

Second Glance: <em>It</em> by Stephen King

As a new adaptation of Stephen King’s 1986 novel It hits theaters, a critic takes another look at the novel and its underlying conflicts.

The Continuing Enterprise of the Poem

The Continuing Enterprise of the Poem

Veteran translator David Ferry tackles that Mount Everest of the translator’s art, Virgil’s Aeneid.

The Clean Light of Morning

The Clean Light of Morning

It wasn’t a fat, sick, wife-killing madman who came to the English throne in 1509 – as a new book reminds readers, it was a glorious teenage prince.

On the Beach

On the Beach

Long before Hollywood came calling, the 300,000 soldiers at Dunkirk were just trying to make it home alive. A new history by Joshua Levine retells the story of Britain’s most harrowing hour.

It’s a Mystery: “Unless you sample life’s dangers you shall never know its mysteries”

It’s a Mystery: “Unless you sample life’s dangers you shall never know its mysteries”

Armand Gamache returns in Louise Penny’s latest thriller, and the legendary John le Carré revisits the events of his most famous novel in A Legacy of Spies.

From the Archives: Mystery Balls

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Flotsam and jetsam clutter Javier Calvo’s novel Wonderful World, but do they choke its flow? Lianne Habinek, our steadfast guide, charts its course.

From the Archives: Guide

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Virgil’s Aeneid has been attracting translators for centuries, and Sarah Ruden’s rendering is notable in more ways than one. (She calls him Vergil, for one thing, but that’s just the start.) Steve Donoghue regards her efforts in the latest “A Year with the Romans.”