By Lorraine Berry 5 min read
Roxane Gay’s new book, Hunger, has more than a truth in need of telling; it has an invaluable lesson for writers (and others).
By Lorraine Berry 9 min read
Three new novels introduce us to women who face the task of getting their lives back on track. Here's what we can learn from them.
By Weike Wang 4 min read
Weike Wang, author of the novel Chemistry, taps science to shed some light on heartbreak – and addresses what scientists can stand to learn from love.
By Janet Benton 4 min read
A reader who believes in a story opens to it, mind and body. Novels have to work harder than films or television dramas to induce this openness; they can’t dismantle defenses with mood music and exp