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Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is Not Tart

A cookbook devoted to an unexpected flavor.

Oct. 10 2014 7:25 AMThe Plath CureMeg Wolitzer’s new young adult novel examines The Bell Jar through fresh eyes.
Oct. 9 2014 7:43 AMVaccine as MetaphorOn Immunity is a brilliant book-length essay about very old fears.
Oct. 8 2014 10:47 AMA Man, a Dog, and a MonsterAlec Longstreth’s delightful all-ages fable Basewood.
Oct. 7 2014 9:56 AMSafe as HousesTana French’s extraordinary Dublin mysteries portray a city where everyone’s looking for a home.
Oct. 5 2014 11:15 PMMartin Amis’ Zones of InterestCritics want him to stop writing about the horrors of history. But his new novel suggests vicious satire might be an honest way to treat the deaths of millions.
Sept. 23 2014 7:14 AMFighting the Sophomore Slump, Five Novels at a TimeAnnouncing the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List.
Sept. 12 2014 7:43 AMRelax, ParentsYour teenager probably doesn’t even know what a sex bracelet is.
Sept. 11 2014 3:40 PMIn Search of TransparencyThe Irish author Eimear McBride’s breathtaking debut novel A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing.
Sept. 11 2014 12:44 PMYou Had to Be ThereWhat we can learn from things that used to be funny.
Sept. 10 2014 12:56 PMSecret ChordsThe brilliance—and the blind spots—of one of the world’s great rock critics.
Sept. 10 2014 10:43 AMDotted LinesRainey Royal portrays the real complexity of teenage sexuality.
Sept. 9 2014 9:30 AMAll You Need Is NevThe Catfish host wrote a book. It’s everything I hoped it would be.
Sept. 8 2014 11:30 AMA Counter-MelodyElena Ferrante’s brilliant, riveting novels about female friendship.
Sept. 2 2014 2:20 PMCloudy AtlasDavid Mitchell’s portentous new book is no fun.
Aug. 8 2014 11:57 AMThe Cabinet of MarvelsThe deep truths and irreducible weirdness of fairy tales.
Oct. 9 2014 11:44 AMBlackness VisibleClaudia Rankine’s poems explore how to write about yourself when your language pretends you don’t exist.
Oct. 8 2014 1:49 PMMonkey BusinessPolitical journalism got personal long before Gary Hart had an affair.
Oct. 7 2014 10:30 AMBibliodromeDavid Cronenberg’s 21st-century noir novel Consumed.
Oct. 6 2014 2:50 PMA Likeness of WingsMarilynne Robinson flies higher and goes deeper into issues of faith and redemption in Lila.
Sept. 28 2014 8:45 PM“No Child Has Ever Been Harmed by Music”John Darnielle’s novel digs into an artist’s unspoken fears and doubts about his fans.
Sept. 12 2014 2:45 PMThe Character Loses Battles, but the Writer’s Won the War Caitlin Moran is all grown up. Can her autobiographical novel about an unformed girl overcome that?
Sept. 11 2014 4:18 PMAll That GlittersDaphne Merkin writes seductively about the brilliant surface of our surface-infatuated age.
Sept. 11 2014 1:50 PMLost Souls Wandering to Their DoomThe gorgeous ghost stories of Emily Carroll.
Sept. 10 2014 2:10 PMLongings and DesiresAnother masterpiece of love, lust, and suspense from Sarah Waters.
Sept. 10 2014 11:08 AMThe AbracadabrapolisJoseph O’Neill’s new novel is about a nameless expat in Dubai.
Sept. 9 2014 10:30 AMLes Mots JustesWhy is learning French so terrifying?
Sept. 8 2014 12:35 PMThe Illusions of ControlJeff VanderMeer’s extraordinary Southern Reach Trilogy.
Sept. 8 2014 8:30 AMInterested in the OctopusesBen Lerner’s great novel 10:04 directs our attention toward the little things while slyly addressing the big ones.
Aug. 8 2014 12:14 PMBig Gay PalsThe troubles and triumphs of fat gay men.
Aug. 8 2014 7:11 AMDeath by InchesThe battle over the metric system in America.

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