From The New Yorker: A short story by Tatyana Tolstaya about finding the tattered remains of a Teddy bear that she adored as a child.
From The New Yorker: Reed Johnson writes about Solomon Shereshevsky, the mysterious subject of the neuropsychologist Alexander Luria’s “The Mind of a Mnemonist” who was long known as S.
From The Paris Review: I went to visit Jan Morris in North Wales a few months ago and heard her saying some of the same things you will hear in this recording. Nothing made me miss America—and especially New York—more than hearing this distinctly English woman, ninety years of age, lyrically and lovingly reminisce about her time there. […]
From The New York Times, Sigrid Rausing’s coming book raises questions of whether the lines between memoir and voyeurism, family catharsis and score-settling, have been blurred.
A review of The Clockwork Dynasty.
The cover of John Green’s forthcoming book Turtles All The Way Down was revealed on Good Morning America.
A USA Today Q&A with Stephen King.
The best history books of August as chosen by Omnivoracious.
From The New York Times, three books that can help explain the crisis in Venezuela.
Like a lot of people, I find it hard to find books that I want to read. I quite often read several books from the same author once I have found him or her. I read reviews, and they often alert me to a book that I am going to like, and I often get ideas from others, especially other historians and novelists who are as picky as me.
The New York Times interviews author Philippa Gregory.
The New York Times reviews Spoonbenders.
The New York Times reviews Stanton.
Omnivoracious explores the current state of coloring books for adults.
A profile in The Nation of author Deborah Levy and her work.
The best books of August as picked by Men’s Journal.