Trevor reviews David Grann's latest, The White Darkness, a look at Henry Worsley and his polar exploration.
After a bit of a break, Trevor and Betsy return to their ongoing reading of Alice Munro's work. This week they look at the title story from Open Secrets.
Paul reviews this year's Man Booker Prize winning novel, Milkman, by Anna Burns.
This week marks one of the biggest events in this publishing year: Uwe Johnson's Anniversaries: From a Year in the Life of Gesine Cresspahl is finally here in all of its glory. Translated from the German by Damion Searls and published by NYRB Classics, this is the best book I've read this year (and I'm still reading it!).
Penelope Fitzgerald's final book, 1995's The Blue Flower, is a mysterious and odd thing, but, as all those who call it a masterpiece suggest, it is well worth picking up.
Lee reviews Sally Rooney's 2018 novel, Normal People. This book was longlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize.
The Library of America has released a fantastic two-volume set of Madeleine L'Engle's The Kairos Novels, including both the Wrinkle in Time Quartet and the Polly O'Keefe Quartet.
Lee reviews Rachel Kushner's The Mars Room, which is longlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize.
Paul reviews Javier Cercas's The Blind Spot: An Essay on the Novel, translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean.
Lee reviews Daisy Johnson's Everything Under, a retelling of the Oedipus myth in contemporary England. The book is on this year's Man Booker Prize longlist.