Monday, June 27 House Full of Daughters by Juliet Nicolson Nicolson is the granddaughter of Vita Sackville-West, a British literary figure and a renowned gardener remembered best for her affair with Virginia Woolf. But Vita is simply one of the several remarkable women among Nicolson’s forebears whom she portrays with her sensitive writerly skills and fortunate […]
In honor of Independence Day, here’s a slideshow of dozens upon dozens of books that name-check America, with commentary when needed.
House Democrats staged a sit-in on the chamber floor on Wednesday to demand that the Republican majority hold a vote on a gun-control measure before the long Independence Day recess. #NoBillNoBreak is the latest in an increasingly contentious public dialogue about gun violence in America. For nearly two decades, some of our strongest writers have been exploring the […]
Bright, Precious Days by Jay McInerney Russell and Corrine Calloway, the couple who anchored McInerney’s Brightness Falls (1992), are seemingly thriving. Corrine’s passionate post-9/11 affair, chronicled in The Good Life (2006), is over, and they navigate Manhattan’s fevered social whirl as if they’re born to it—when, in truth, they can barely afford it. […]