Who Gets to Be Smart

Those who have read her earlier books, Eggshell Skull and Beauty, know Lee isn’t afraid to put herself under the microscope.

Cloud Surfing

Remember planes? Love and the romance of flying comes through just about every page of this memoir.

The Chase

In the bone-dry Nevada Desert, a high-stakes game is afoot.

Klara and the Sun

A science fiction novel that reads with deceptive ease

The Prophets

In the final pages of Robert Jones Jr’s The Prophets, the writer jars his readers with a simple imperative: “Do not look away.” 

Wills, Probate and Administration Law in New South Wales (2nd edition)

Early in my career, Powell J advised me to acquire all the major texts on probate and equity practice and procedure. “Keep the current edition…

Girl A

When touted as the thriller of the year, it pays to feature the word “girl” in the title. Think of recent crime fiction blockbusters like…

Summertime: Reflections on a Vanishing Future

A rescue pig mourning the loss of his lifelong companion brings easy tears in the opening pages of this haunting memoir from Australia’s deadly bushfire…

Vida: A Woman for our Time

Journalist and biographer Jacqueline Kent has graced us with both fiction and nonfiction literary masterpieces. Her latest work is the biography of Vida Goldstein.

Sweet Sorrow

David Nicholls eschews the traditions of romance in narrative without falling prey to cynicism.