Dan Kois’ Favorite Books of 2014Fifteen great novels, comics, and collections from Slate’s books editor.
Whose Life?The Paris Wife, Freud’s Mistress, Vanessa and Her Sister: Biography battles fan fiction for the right to a writer’s story.
The Light and the DarknessA brutal and beautiful second novel about a slave rebellion in 1801 Jamaica.
The Overlooked Books of 2014Slate Book Review critics suggest 27 great books you never heard about—but should’ve.
The Fabric of Our LivesThe brutal history of cotton debunks many of the most popular myths about capitalism.
The 22 Best Lines of 2014Good music, bad lovin’, and great writing from some of 2014’s most enjoyable books.
An Immodest ProposalA demented sex comedy for our impersonal age is the first novel on the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List.
The Old NormalWhere should readers draw the line between Richard Ford and his famous protagonist Frank Bascombe?
Look at Me, I’m Peggy LeeA new biography makes the “Fever” singer seem glamorous and pathetic all at once.
A Girl, a Gold Farmer, and a GameIn Real Life is a clever and humane new comic about the video-game world.
Born ActorsA theater troupe tours the South American countryside in the third book on the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List.
The Yearning of ArtistsA poet’s second novel about learning to live, write, and love in a bygone New York.
Best Books 2014: Slate Staff PicksSlate’s columnists, editors, and bloggers pick their favorite books of the year.