In our morning reading: remembering Leonard Cohen, nonfiction from Manuel Gonzales, Masha Gessen on politics, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Brit Bennett Interviewed, Porochista Khakpour, Manuel Gonzales Nonfiction, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Brit Bennett and Porochista Khakpour, a new essay from Manuel Gonzales, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Manuel Gonzales, Shakespearean Cocktails, Margaret Eby on Tattoo Art, Andrew F. Sullivan, and More
In our afternoon reading: excerpts from novels by Manuel Gonzales and Andrew F. Sullivan, new nonfiction from Margaret Eby and Rosie Schaap, and more.
From surreal fiction to insightful guides to the intersection of design and crime in everyday life to elegantly constructed memoirs to updated versions of beloved stories, the books due out in April cover a wide range of topics and styles. Here are a few of the books that have caught our eye, from noteworthy debuts to new works from some of our favorite writers.
#tobyreads: Welcome, Dread: Adrian Van Young, Yoko Ogawa, and Manuel Gonzales Take a Turn for the Gothic
And sometimes, you want a scary story — or close to a dozen of them. The three books discussed here today — Yoko Ogawa’s Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales, Adrian Van Young’s The Man Who Noticed Everything, and Manuel Gonzales’s The Miniature Wife and Other Stories — balance literary craftsmanship with a knack for the uncanny. Whether evoking quotidian rhythms only to replace them with something more sinister or shifting tales of upset lives into something more structurally ambitious, these books unnerve even as they intrigue.