On the High Wire

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro

An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro

Machine Dreams

The Papers of Thomas A. Edison Volume 1: The Making of an Inventor, February 1847–June 1873 edited by Reese V. Jenkins. others

The Evolution of Technology by George Basalla

American Genesis: A Century of Invention and Technological Enthusiasm, 1870–1970 by Thomas P. Hughes

Just Say Noh

The Japan That Can Say ‘No’: The Card for a New US–Japan Relationship by Morita Akio and Ishihara Shintaro

The Master at Home

A Ring of Conspirators: Henry James and His Literary Circle, 1895–-1915 by Miranda Seymour

Thinking in Henry James by Sharon Cameron

The Pop World of Henry James: From Fairy Tales to Science Fiction by Adeline R. Tintner

All This and Heaven, Too

Hildegard of Bingen, 1098–1179: A Visionary Life by Sabina Flanagan

Three Medieval Views of Women translated and edited by Gloria K. Fiero and Wendy Pfeffer and Mathé Allain

The Art of M. F. K. Fisher

Here Let Us Feast: A Book of Banquets by M.F.K. Fisher

Among Friends by M.F.K. Fisher

The Art of Eating: How to Cook a Wolf, Consider the Oyster, Serve it Forth, The Gastronomical Me, An Alphabet for Gourmets by M.F.K. Fisher

Serve It Forth by M.F.K. Fisher

Consider the Oyster by M.F.K. Fisher

How to Cook a Wolf by M.F.K. Fisher

The Gastronomical Me by M.F.K. Fisher

Sister Age by M.F.K. Fisher


Martha Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, with appointments in the Philosophy Department, the Law School, and the Divinity School. Her most recent book is Women and Human Development: The Capabilities Approach. (January 2001)

Julia Preston is the National Immigration Correspondent for The New York Times. (December 2015)

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. (1917–2007) was an American historian and social critic. He served as adviser to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. His Journals: 1952– 2000 were published in 2007.

Fritz Stern is University Professor Emeritus and the former provost of Columbia University, with which he has been associated since the 1940s. His many books include The Politics of Cultural Despair (1963), Gold and Iron: Bismarck, Bleichroder, and the Building of the German Empire (1977), Einstein’s German World (1999), and Five Germanys I Have Known (2006). And he is the author most recently of No Ordinary Men: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi, Resisters Against Hitler in Church and State with Elisabeth Sifton.

Patricia Storace is the author of Heredity, a book of poems, Dinner with Persephone, a travel memoir about Greece, and Sugar Cane, a children’s book. Her new novel, A Book of Heaven, was published in February 2014. She lives in New York.

Robert Towers (1923–1995) was an American critic and novelist. Born in Virginia, Towers was educated at Princeton and served for two years as Vice Counsel at the American Consulate General in Calcutta before dedicating himself to literary studies. He taught English literature and creative writing at Princeton, Queens College and Columbia.