A small area in France has a long history of extraordinary kindness to strangers.
A drowning haunts Susan Steinberg’s dark first novel about teenagers’ summer adventures.
A daughter explores the dark secrets of a family legacy.
Watching a neurosurgeon at work is awe- and cringe-inducing.
A palliative-care doctor learns the language of suffering and the limits of medical control.
Chris Power’s debut collection, Mothers, reveals that maternity is an unsettling journey.
How The Atlantic's literary editor turns a daily deluge of new books into magazine coverage.
The 27-year-old author, Daisy Johnson, pulls off several marvels at once in her debut novel, which made the Man Booker Prize shortlist.
Marina Benjamin’s new memoir aims to soothe the sleepless.
Nicolai Houm’s third novel unspools the mystery of a writer who abandons fiction and winds up alone on the top of a mountain in Norway.
Educated by Tara Westover and The Road to Unfreedom by Timothy Snyder
Jessie Greengrass’s debut novel about an unnamed pregnant woman blends ruminative prose with historical insight.
Dorthe Nors’s newest novel, about a 40-something woman in Copenhagen learning to drive for the first time, is more profound than its premise suggests.
A new book from the historian Edith Sheffer investigates the medical pioneer Hans Asperger’s involvement in a Third Reich eugenics program.
Clemantine Wamariya’s memoir tries to make sense of a life fractured by the Rwandan genocide.
The young protesters now on the march are responsible and mature—and they’re asking adults to grow up.
Laura Smith looks to the haunting story of a missing child novelist to answer her own questions about balancing creativity and freedom with love and stability.
Tara Westover's coming-of-age story follows her upbringing in a survivalist family, and her decision to leave that life behind.
And the titles their authors say they loved
A new dynamic collection of short stories from Emily Fridlund revels in discomfort and disorientation.