Capping off NEA’s National Reading Month, The Book Lovers' Companion offers a treasure trove of rewarding reads from classics to bestsellers, plus some obscure gems.
A Short History of the Short Story is informative, fascinating, and a true addition to the understanding of world literature.
Albanian author Ismail Kadare's latest novel translated into English adds to a body of work that may earn him a Nobel Prize.
Narcissistic teenager engages in affair with wife of a French soldier during the First World War.
Modern day up-and-coming psychopath's road of redemption begins after striking Jesus in the head with an ashtray.
José Saramago's last novel, now translated into English, is an indictment of God based on using Old Testament.
Slim novel effectively portrays life in pre-war Nazi Germany through the eyes of a young ingenue.
Literary device helps drive allegorical tale amidst Portugal's society and authoritarian government in 1938.
First English translation of original Jules Verne manuscript appears a century after being written.
Traditional conflicts and contemporary issues drive novel set in a dystopian near-future Buenos Aires.