Birds of a Feather | The Reader’s Shelf

The brilliance of birds has become a recent topic in literary and cultural conversation. Notable nonfiction works explore just how intelligent birds are, while novelists use them for any number of devices.

First Novels To Close Out the Last of the Year | Wyatt’s World

Duffy’s graceful and precise observations; Kimberling fascinates with a blend of wit and violence; lyrical, searing Marra is astounding; Rindell’s obsession and passion is 1920s New York City; irresistible historical and fantasy from Wecker