When in Rome | The Reader’s Shelf

Those yearning to travel to Rome via airplane or armchair can relish these books suitable for vacation reading.

A Circus Escapade, Tips for Distance Runners, and More | Books for Dudes

This month Doug reviews Mary Beard, feminist classics author supreme, Tessa Fontaine, a talented writer masquerading as a circus performer, a dark-as-a-dungeon tale of pathology from Christopher Yates, and the greatest-book-in-the-world-this-month by JM Gulvin.

Ancient Rome | LJ Reviews

SPQR is a must-read for fans of classical studies and strongly recommended for anyone with an interest in history. Fans of Roman history will certainly want to read Dynasty; it’s tone will also appeal to lovers of historical fiction

Editors’ Picks | Day of Dialog 2015

From a double biography of two of the 20th century’s most famous women (Karin Wieland’s Dietrich & Riefenstahl: Hollywood, Berlin, and a Century in Two Lives, Liveright: Norton, Oct.) to an ambitious 900-page debut novel set in 1970s New York City (Garth Risk Hallberg’s City on Fire, Knopf, Oct.), many of the key forthcoming fall […]