Bookshelf

11 Perfect Passover Reads

Author Jillian Cantor gives her recommendations for books that pair superbly with unleavened bread.

By JILLIAN CANTOR • 2 weeks ago
Author Essay

Why The Crown conquers Victoria

Helen Simonson, author of The Summer Before the War and Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, on the royal drama she prefers.

By HELEN SIMONSON • 4 weeks ago
Bookshelf

Strong Women & Sweet Tea: Books of the South

"A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water."

By • 1 month ago
Author Essay

Trigger Warnings in Historical Fiction

There are no safe spaces in the world of ideas. For author Jonathan Rabb, that’s the whole point.

By JONATHAN RABB • 1 month ago
Video

Six Picks: Debut Novels

There's nothing like your first time...publishing a novel, that is! RIF editors Abbe and Emma discuss six favorite debuts.

By • 1 month ago
Author Essay

Novelist Sarah Dunant Corrects the History Books

The author of In the Name of the Family rectifies and rewrites Lucrezia Borgia's bad rap.

By SARAH DUNANT • 2 months ago
Podcast

Episode 16: Jennifer Ryan

Author Jennifer Ryan tells us all about her debut work of historical fiction, The Chilbury Ladies' Choir.

By • 2 months ago
Bookshelf

Books From Across the Pond

The British are coming! The British are coming! These books set in the U.K. are jolly good.

By • 2 months ago