A recap of the books we’ve spotlighted in the past few days.

    Book Review

    Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

    J.D. Vance

    The bestselling memoir of poor, working-class whites is an entertaining and insightful read

      Book Review

      The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting

      By Anne Trubek

      This detailed account of a dying art is too quick to dismiss our most personalized form of communication.

      Poetry Review

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


      What do book lovers have queued up on their nightstands and ready to read before lights-out? We asked a couple of them, and here’s what they said.

      Book Review

      News of the World: A Novel

      By Paulette Jiles

      Dry humor, morality, common sense, and a big heart drive this historical novel set in 1870s Texas.

      Author Q&A

      The entrepreneur-turned-club-owner explains why he considers himself a comedy purist.

      Book Review

      The Televangelist: A Novel

      By Ibrahim Essa; translated by Jonathan Wright

      This moving commentary on Islam in Egypt offers insight for Westerners but suffers from a sluggish pace.


      Because couldn’t we all use one more distraction?

      Book Review

      This powerful collection of short stories dazzles from beginning to end.

      Book Review

      An absorbing tale of betrayal and deadly political alliances during the Renaissance.