Rendering Russia | The Reader’s Shelf, February 15, 2017

This arresting array of titles gives newbies and Russophiles alike a taste of the culture and politics that have shaped this nation, while also revealing its ordinary people to be educated, creative, and often in possession of an earthy sense of humor.

Portrait of the Artist: Art in Novels | The Reader’s Shelf

These six books mix history with speculation and masterpieces with the characters that surround them, producing compelling tales of vision and purpose.