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Albert Cossery: A Splendid Conspiracy

Trevor reviews Albert Cossery’s A Splendid Conspiracy, translated from the French by Alyson Waters. Read the full post.

Wakefield High School forward Kelsey Evans waits for her name to be called as a member of the team's starting lineup prior to the Wolverine's game against Laney High School in the regional semifinals of the NCHSAA basketball tournament in Greenville, North Carolina.

Jonathan Franzen: “Agreeable”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is Jonathan Franzen’s “Agreeable.” Read the full post.


Edith Wharton: The House of Mirth

Trevor reviews Edith Wharton’s 1905 novel, The House of Mirth. Read the full post.


P.G. Wodehouse: The Code of the Woosters

Trevor reviews P.G. Wodehouse’s The Code of the Woosters. Read the full post.


Lost Man Booker Winner

The winner of the Lost Man Booker Prize has been announced. Read the full post.

EYJAFJALLAJOKULL, ICELAND - APRIL 18: Lightning is seen within a cloud of volcanic matter as it rises from Eyjafjallajokull volcano April 18, 2010 Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland. A major eruption occurred on April 14 which resulted in a plume of volcanic ash being thrown into the atmosphere over parts of Northern Europe. Air traffic has been subject to cancellation or delays, as airspace across parts of Northern Europe has been closed. (Photo by Terje Sorgjerd/Getty Images)

Roddy Doyle: “Ash”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is Roddy Doyle’s “Ash.” Read the full post.


Henry James: Daisy Miller

Trevor revisits an old favorite, Henry James’s Daisy Miller. Read the full post.

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Jean Stafford: “Children Are Bored on Sunday”

Trevor looks at Jean Stafford’s “Children Are Bored on Sunday,” from the February 21, 1948 issue of The New Yorker. Read the full post.


John Williams: Butcher’s Crossing

Trevor reviews John Williams’s 1960 novel, Butcher’s Crossing. Read the full post.

Free Fruit for Young Widows

Nathan Englander: “Free Fruit for Young Widows”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is Nathan Englander’s “Free Fruit for Young Widows.” Read the full post.


Edith Wharton: Ethan Frome

Trevor reviews Edith Wharton’s 1911 novel, Ethan Frome. Read the full post.

Uncle Rock

Dagoberto Gilb: “Uncle Rock”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is Dagoberto Gilb’s “Uncle Rock.” Read the full post.


Michael Frayn: Spies

Trevor reviews Michael Frayn’s Spies. Read the full post.