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30 Books and Series to Read While Social Distancing

March 21, 2020
No matter what’s going on in the world, a good book can provide insight, comfort or a welcome escape. As the COVID-19 outbreak continues and many of us are seeking entertainment while staying home, reading offers some respite. Now may be the time to finally dig into that epic novel you’ve had on your shelf…

11 New Books We Recommend This Week

December 14, 2019
Editors’ ChoiceReligiously speaking, I’m something of a Christian mutt — the grandson of a Congregational minister, I was raised Presbyterian and educated at an Episcopal high school before converting to Catholicism almost a decade ago. (Before I did, I told a Jesuit friend that I had doubts. “Who doesn’t?” he said.) So the spiritually minded…

9 New Books We Recommend This Week

December 14, 2019
Editors’ ChoiceThere’s a funny moment in Kevin Wilson’s new novel, “Nothing to See Here” — it’s one of two novels we recommend this week — in which a 10-year-old girl tells her new caretaker that she loves reading but had nothing good to choose from at her grandparents’ house, where she and her twin brother…

Battlefields: Recent Books in Military History

November 29, 2019
NonfictionEugene BullardCredit...US Air ForcePublished Nov. 5, 2019Updated Nov. 7, 2019Watching the recent resurgence of white supremacism in America, I have come to think that much of what I was taught about our history is wrong. For example, Reconstruction did not collapse because of its inherent faults, as my high school teachers said. Rather, it was…

The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the 2010s

November 26, 2019
Many of the best nonfiction books of the decade tap into the lives of individuals to speak to universal human experiences — those of grief and recovery, hubris and failure, dreams and disappointments. Some, in their intimate specificity, open doors to worlds that only few have seen. All employ dazzling prose to draw readers further…

The 10 Best Fiction Books of 2019

November 26, 2019
In a year marked by charged debates surrounding identity and belonging—and continuously breaking news of violence and division—the best of fiction helped us to process. Authors both established and emergent cut through the noise with stories of transcendent love, courageous confrontations with power and histories that must not be forgotten, offering books that show us…

The 10 Best Fiction Books of the 2010s

November 23, 2019
It’s as hard to write a page-turner as it is to write fiction that brings fresh perspective and meaning to the world. Achieving both in a single work is a feat accomplished by only the best of writers—but the 2010s produced multiple works that will go down in history as propulsive and deep, moving and…

Books Study in 2016 #17: Black Reconstruction in The USA by W.E.B. Du Bois “The most remarkable drama in the ultimate thousand years…

March 12, 2017
Books Examine in 2016 #17: Black Reconstruction in The USA by W.E.B. Du Bois “The most awesome drama in the ultimate thousand years of human historical past is the transportation of ten million human beings out of the dark great thing about their mom continent into the brand new-found Eldorado of the West. They descended into