A comment during an interview with author Mark Helprin turned my thinking to the books I’ve given most as gifts. Here they are.
Benjamin Taylor and Joyce Johnson lived dramatically different young lives, but their stories similarly and movingly capture two iconic times in history: the Beat Movement and November 22, 1963.
Mary Gaitskill's new essay collection "Somebody With a Little Hammer" peels down to that core of truth we tend to overlook.
"Imagine Wanting Only This" by Kristen Radtke is a graphic memoir new this month.
Here are six books I selected and wrapped with a bow to surprise and delight my friends.
Marceline Loridan-Ivens' memoir "But You Did Not Come Back" is an intimate letter to her father, who died in Auschwitz. It's brief -- only 100 pages -- and deeply moving.
I've always wanted to be fluent in French, so when Lauren Collins released her memoir about marrying a Frenchman and learning his native language, I jumped in to read it. Here are some thoughts about Collins' "When in French: Love in a Second Language" and my ongoing struggle with French lessons.