A surgeon doing charity work to make up for the sins of his violent past changes his priorities after learning that his new wife married him for an unfathomable reason.
A 50-year-old copy of a pulp fiction novel on advertising in Detroit is the starting point for an investigation into a bit of late 20th-century pop culture.
Take a tour of Storyville where Jazz began and murder prevails, bringing in the likes of David Fulmer's hero who is as good at solving crime as he's crippled by his love of an irresistible whore.
The Library of America Outdoes Itself with New Release of a Classic Updike Baseball Essay
To become a meaningful artist one must be intolerant of cliche; to become a meaningful human being one must be intolerant of untruth. Harvey Pekar was both.
Is the publishing crunch killing midlist authors? Or just forcing them to move on?
As well written as the stories are, perhaps the biggest enticement for readers will be the chance to glimpse one of the longest lasting subcultures in American history.
We've all done it -- bought a book based on a good review, passed over another because of a bad review. But why do reviews affect us? And how do they do it?
Is the internet killing book reviews? Will blog reviews soon replace the long lengthy columns we've come to love in the New York Times? As a reviewer, will I no longer find neat, book-shaped packages in my mailbox?
Vampire stories may have been around for centuries, but it’s undeniable that they’ve never been quite this popular.