Alone, Alone, All, All Alone, Alone on a Wild Wild Sea
Barbara Ehrenreich searches for transcendence.
MarvelousMs. Marvel and Captain Marvel are changing the way readers (and publishers) think about who can be a superhero.
Plato’s ReturnRebecca Newberger Goldstein resurrects the Greek philosopher in an audacious, brainy book.
Two Editors, One NovelistThe Slate Book Review author-editor-editor conversation with Emma Donoghue.
When Smartphones AttackA new sci-fi novel explores the ramifications of outsourcing our language to our devices.
The FlinchLeslie Jamison’s discomfiting essays explore the pain of others and how it affects the self.
The Lewis EffectMichael Lewis’ new best-seller focuses the public’s attention on high-frequency trading. What will change as a result?
The Point of UnpleasantnessLorrie Moore’s stories are a lot darker than they used to be. But they’re still great.
The Winners of the Cartoonist Studio PrizeA manga about wayward teens and a horror story about bodies in the woods win our annual comics award.
“Find Him a Wife. Be Back by Sunday.”His brother’s dead, and now Deshi has to find him a girl—and it doesn’t matter if she’s a corpse.
The Long Journey of Patrick Leigh FermorEighty years after he walked across Europe, the great travel writer’s final volume is published.
After the PoisoningAn unconsoling novel of four Chinese teens and the incident that changes their lives.