A novel for everything (and we mean everything) that ails you:Feeling indecisive? There’s a book for that. Caring for someone with cancer? These ladies know what you should be reading. Eclectic and infectious, The Novel Cure is one of the most revealing and bracing books about books to come along in some time. 
Kirkus Reviews highlights 10 novels to cure what ails you from The Novel Cure by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkind.

A novel for everything (and we mean everything) that ails you:
Feeling indecisive? There’s a book for that. Caring for someone with cancer? These ladies know what you should be reading. Eclectic and infectious, The Novel Cure is one of the most revealing and bracing books about books to come along in some time. 

Kirkus Reviews highlights 10 novels to cure what ails you from The Novel Cure by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkind.

Happy Birthday to F. Scott Fitzgerald, who would have been 117 today!
Celebrate by reading an excerpt from the forthcoming book Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of The Great Gatsby by Sarah Churchwell here.

Happy Birthday to F. Scott Fitzgerald, who would have been 117 today!

Celebrate by reading an excerpt from the forthcoming book Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of The Great Gatsby by Sarah Churchwell here.

A newly disclosed document obtained by Eric Schlosser reveals a U.S. hydrogen bomb almost detonated near Goldsboro, NC, in 1961. There would have been huge firestorms and the lethal radioactive fallout could have extended as far north as Washington, DC. According to Schlosser’s new book, Command and Control, that near-miss is not an isolated event. In fact, far from it.

A newly disclosed document obtained by Eric Schlosser reveals a U.S. hydrogen bomb almost detonated near Goldsboro, NC, in 1961. There would have been huge firestorms and the lethal radioactive fallout could have extended as far north as Washington, DC. According to Schlosser’s new book, Command and Control, that near-miss is not an isolated event. In fact, far from it.

Thomas Pynchon was spotted all over NYC this week! Check out our favorite photos and comments on Storify.

"If you live in the New York of Shake Shack burgers and business meetings at the W Hotel, you should read Sudhir Venkatesh’s Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York’s Underground Economy. If it’s criminal or iniquitous and happens here, it’s probably to be found in this book. Venkatesh focuses chiefly on New York’s sex trade and the ways it emphasizes, enforces, and crosses race and class divides.” —Kathryn Schulz, New York Magazine

"If you live in the New York of Shake Shack burgers and business meetings at the W Hotel, you should read Sudhir Venkatesh’s Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York’s Underground Economy. If it’s criminal or iniquitous and happens here, it’s probably to be found in this book. Venkatesh focuses chiefly on New York’s sex trade and the ways it emphasizes, enforces, and crosses race and class divides.” —Kathryn Schulz, New York Magazine

nationalbook:

We are thrilled to share the 2013 Longlist for the National Book Award in Fiction.
Read more about the authors and their outstanding books here.

We’re so excited to share the news that Thomas Pynchon’s brand new novel, Bleeding Edge, has made the longlist for the NBA in Fiction!

nationalbook:

We are thrilled to share the 2013 Longlist for the National Book Award in Fiction.

Read more about the authors and their outstanding books here.

We’re so excited to share the news that Thomas Pynchon’s brand new novel, Bleeding Edge, has made the longlist for the NBA in Fiction!

Find out more about Michael Pollan’s latest book, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, here.

"That’s what happens when people are doing illegal things. They feel a sense of shame and a sense of wanting to unburden themselves. You end up being a source of emotional comfort, and those are the harder areas to navigate."

Sudhir Venkatesh talks to Mother Jones about his experiences interviewing prostitutes and crack dealers in New York for his new book Floating City.

“Thought-provoking…Dr. Montross, an award-winning poet before attending medical school, is passionate about her work and her patients’ plight…She addresses these issues with intelligence; and by deftly intertwining her patients’ stories with historical facts, current research and ethical quandaries, she presents a moving and nuanced picture of the psychiatric patient and doctor relationship, and a riveting and thought-provoking look at mental health care.” —Pauline W. Chen, M.D., The New York Times
Find out more about Christine Montross’s book Falling Into the Fire: A Psychiatrist’s Encounters with the Mind in Crisis.

“Thought-provoking…Dr. Montross, an award-winning poet before attending medical school, is passionate about her work and her patients’ plight…She addresses these issues with intelligence; and by deftly intertwining her patients’ stories with historical facts, current research and ethical quandaries, she presents a moving and nuanced picture of the psychiatric patient and doctor relationship, and a riveting and thought-provoking look at mental health care.” —Pauline W. Chen, M.D., The New York Times


Find out more about Christine Montross’s book Falling Into the Fire: A Psychiatrist’s Encounters with the Mind in Crisis.