Exploring travel narratives past, present and future
A survey of books by Judith Schalansky, Frank McLynn, Jean-Philippe Toussaint and Charles Yu
Entering the e-reader fray
Two summer books on the Nook—and two the old-fashioned way
Collections of short stories to hang by the fire with care
A review of books by Eric Bosse, Kathy Fish, Thor Garcia, Amelia Gray, Alan Heathcock and William Walsh
Books that go bump in the night
A magical circus, a cursed movie and a collection of unusual treats
Reviews of ‘Nowhere Near Normal,’ ‘The Family Fang’ and ‘Damascus’
Three books and three families even more screwed up than yours
The reluctant detective
What makes a comic Belgian mystery novel like Jean Philippe Toussaint’s ‘Reticence’ ideal reading for getting tattooed?
A pair of unconventional valentines
Amelia Gray's 'Threats' and Gregory Sherl's 'The Oregon Trail Is the Oregon Trail'
Four books that revel in the flaws and foibles of the human condition
The Little Book of Big F*#K Ups, Citation Needed, 10 Ways to Recycle a Corpse and Fact. Fact. Bullshi*t!
Heroes of the new American dream
Reviews of ‘The Speed Chronicles,’ ‘Working Backwards from the Worst Moments in My Life’ and ‘Bohemian Girl’
Scott McClanahan’s ‘Crapalachia’ tells it on the mountain
West Virginia author takes his readers to a place where they belong