Author Essay

Why I Made Laura Ingalls Wilder My Life’s Work

Growing up in rural Kansas, author Stephen Hines saw his own family in the Little House series.

By STEPHEN HINES • 1 week ago

7 Novels about Complicated Love

"It's Complicated" isn't just for Facebook relationship statuses—these literary couples can attest.

By ANNA PITONIAK • 2 weeks ago

7 Books Superfans of The Wire Should Read

From the author who created an oral history of The Wire, a roundup fit for the fandom.

By JONATHAN ABRAMS • 2 weeks ago

7 Books that Grapple with Grief

Poet and author Tom Malmquist shares the books that anchor him through immeasurable loss.

By TOM MALMQUIST • 2 weeks ago

8 Swoon-Worthy Valentine’s Day Gifts

This year, stock up on sweet treats for all the loves in your life.

By POTTER GIFT • 2 weeks ago
Author Essay

How Writing a Brave Heroine Made Me a Braver Woman

The author of The Burial Society reflects on power posing with her protagonist.

By NINA SADOWSKY • 3 weeks ago

Sneak a Peek at the First Chapter of The Heirs

Through an array of bold voices, Susan Rieger tells the story of a family uprooted.

By SUSAN RIEGER • 3 weeks ago

The First Time I was Called Mother

Emily Robbins, author of A Word for Love, considers the linguistic preparations for motherhood.

By EMILY ROBBINS • 3 weeks ago