These three books explore the vicissitudes and perils of the Great War in all its complexity and horror, by authors who were there.
These writers take the American heartland as their backdrop to explore the dynamics of childhood, family, and community.
Experimenting radically in content and genre, John Williams novels are united by their clear prose and aching melancholy.
Recognized as one of the best English writers of the postwar period, Taylor has been praised by Sarah Waters and Hilary Mantel, among others.
Three superb novels of post-colonial literary writing.
Masters of short prose capture the diverse passions of New York with their poignant, striking vignettes.
Best known for her Moomintroll children’s books, Jansson wrote for adult readers, too. Here are three novels and a volume of her stories.
Four brilliant selections of the most vital, various, and stirringly penetrative form of literature, poetry.
Find yourself transported into the thick of history, from Ireland to Appalachia to World War II.
Russia provided some of the most fertile ground for literature through the long 19th century, and these works are among the best.