Book Review

Single, Carefree, Mellow: Stories

By Katherine Heiny

This witty collection explores how it is we fit into our own lives.

Book Review

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

By Erik Larson

A masterful account of the doomed ship whose sinking prefaced America's entry into the Great War.

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By Barbara Irvin

Creating captivating characters

Author Q&A

Best known for writing YA novels, the author here discusses his acclaimed work of literary fiction.

Book Review

Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral

By Mary Doria Russell

Death comes to gritty life in a fictionalized history of one of the most notorious events in the Old West, the stomping grounds of gun-slinging legends and heroes real and pumped up.

Book Review

The House of Wolfe: A Border Noir

By James Carlos Blake

This noir thriller kicks into high gear after a slow start.

Book Review

A cutting study of how American workers lost the will to battle for their well-being.


Meet one of the renowned participants in Books Alive! 2015

Book Review

X: A Novel

By Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon

Famed civil-rights activist Malcolm X comes vividly to life in this rich, immersive tale.

Poetry Review

A monthly feature that looks at books of and about poetry.