A comment during an interview with author Mark Helprin turned my thinking to the books I’ve given most as gifts. Here they are.
How do you decide what to read next? Here's an inside look at what happened when I presented six books to a book club.
Melville House, an independent publisher, has rediscovered and reissued books written by the once popular German novelist Hans Fallada. His last novel, "Every Man Dies Alone," wasn't available in English until Melville House hired a translator, Michael Hofmann. From reviews of the book to interviews with the publisher to articles about both, the message is clear: this book should not to be missed.