Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind | The Reader’s Shelf, January 2015

snowchild010614

Playing a part in fiction, weather is an element that can infuse a novel with an icy punch, a damp slap, or a languid shimmer—as the following six novels ably prove.

Five Suggestions for African American History Month | Wyatt’s World

secretofmagic022114

Als mashup, a case of attachment for Johnson, Congressman Lewis’s visual memoir, a wrenching immigrant experience, Ward’s crystalline prose.

Karen Russell Wins NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award

karenrussell

Karen Russell Wins NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award

Fiction

Salvage the Bone_sks1[1]

Fiction