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.
A very short book excerpt
A Secret Sisterhood explores the women who influenced Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf.
The physician and author Victoria Sweet finds her purpose.
Making sense of one’s home country from afar
Allegra Goodman’s new novel tests its characters—a multiplayer obsessive, an artist, a high-school teacher—in ingenious ways.
Michael Frank’s sharp memoir about an unusual upbringing
A review of Pajtim Statovci’s dark debut novel
The journalist Ariel Levy has the rare gift of seeing herself with fierce, unforgiving clarity, and deploys prose to match in her memoir.