In a posthumous collection, “The Bloodied Nightgown,” Joan Acocella pays tribute to her many and varied interests.
In “Strong Passions,” the historian Barbara Weisberg tells the story of an explosive, lurid 1860s case that still resonates today.
The Oscar-nominated film is based on a 1992 book by the prolific Scotsman Alasdair Gray. Beloved by writers, “that’s not the same as being widely read,” says one of them.
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Lyz Lenz opens up about an unhappy union, and what she learned from it, in “This American Ex-Wife.”
In “Out of the Darkness,” Frank Trentmann details the way people in the country that started World War II are still confronting and atoning for the atrocities of their government.