Gilead: A Novel
The great danger of the clergyman in fiction is that his doctrinal belief will leak into the root system of the novel and turn argument into piety, drama into sermon...
The Master : A Novel
For a while, during the Gay Nineties of their respective centuries, the American writer Henry James and the Irish writer Colm Toibin -- whose remarkable new novel is about James -- were faced with the same embarrassing problem...
The Plot Against America
There is a solid tradition in American letters of novels like this, phantasmagoric pictures of a United States whose every promise has been turned upside down...
I want to circle around Munro's latest marvel of a book, "Runaway," by taking some guesses at why her excellence so dismayingly exceeds her fame...
This seventh novel from the Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk is not only an engrossing feat of tale-spinning, but essential reading for our times...
This would seem on the surface of things most unlikely. Neither notably eccentric nor charismatic, Yu Yuan is not an especially vivid personality...
When Alexander Hamilton was 10, his father abandoned him. When he was around 12, his mother died of a fever in the bed next to his...
Chronicles : Volume One
For him to turn memoirist is a mustache of another sort, since calculated image-tending dominates the agenda here even more than it did in this year's only other comparably bruited autobiography,..
Washington's Crossing (Pivotal Moments in American History)
David Hackett Fischer
Though the sizes of the armies were small compared with the numbers that fought at later battles like Gettysburg or Normandy,..
Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
The life, on the other hand, was hardly documented: there are no letters or diaries or contemporary descriptions...