'The Buried Giant'
By KAZUO ISHIGURO
Reviewed by NEIL GAIMAN
Neil Gaiman reviews Kazuo Ishiguro's "The Buried Giant," a quest narrative set in a mythical time of ogres, sprites and dragons.
Kim Gordon: By the Book
The musician and author of the memoir "Girl in a Band" is a fan of Joan Didion: "How cool is it that Céline chose her for their new ad campaign? I want those sunglasses."
'The American Lover'
By ROSE TREMAIN
Reviewed by MARY GORDON
Rose Tremain's stories of transgressive love, unfulfilled desires and souls laid bare.
'Welcome to Braggsville'
By T. GERONIMO JOHNSON
Reviewed by RICH BENJAMIN
College students head South to stage a misbegotten intervention in this darkly comic novel.
By BRUCE HOFFMAN
Reviewed by TOM SEGEV
An American scholar asks whether the Jews or the Arabs forced the British to leave Palestine.
'Green on Blue'
By ELLIOT ACKERMAN
Reviewed by TOM BISSELL
A young soldier from Afghanistan narrates this first novel by an American who served several tours of duty there.
'The Big Seven'
By JIM HARRISON
Reviewed by SMITH HENDERSON
An outlaw clan terrorizes a town in the Upper Peninsula, and Jim Harrison's hapless detective is caught in the crossfire.
By JOHN HOOPER
Reviewed by ELISABETTA POVOLEDO
The Economist's Italy correspondent explains the confounding inner workings of the Bel Paese.
'From the New World'
By JORIE GRAHAM
Reviewed by CRAIG MORGAN TEICHER
Jorie Graham's career-spanning selected poems show how she moved the art form forward.
'We Are Pirates'
By DANIEL HANDLER
Reviewed by SARA LEVINE
A father and daughter pursue riches in the music world and on the open water in Daniel Handler's comic novel.
By LAURA VAN DEN BERG
Reviewed by CARMELA CIURARU
Laura van den Berg's heroine picks her way across an American wasteland, searching for the mother who abandoned her.
'The Age of Dignity'
By AI-JEN POO with
Reviewed by LOUISE ARONSON
Changing how society deals with caregiving.
'Hell and Good Company'
By RICHARD RHODES
Reviewed by PAUL BERMAN
Richard Rhodes offers an anecdotal - and technological - history of the Spanish Civil War.
'The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins'
By IRVINE WELSH
Reviewed by SLOANE CROSLEY
Irvine Welsh's tale of abduction and mutual obsession.
'Why Not Say What Happened'
By MORRIS DICKSTEIN
Reviewed by SUSIE LINFIELD
A memoir mixes biography and intellectual history.
By ELISA ALBERT
Reviewed by MERRITT TIERCE
A novel traces the changes brought by a baby's arrival.
Lene Kaaberbol's 'Doctor Death,' and More
By MARILYN STASIO
New novels by Lene Kaaberbol, Bryan Reardon, William Shaw and S. D. Sykes.