Also: HarperCollins has bought the rights to JRR Tolkien's translation of Beowulf; Zadie Smith writes about the small losses from climate change; poet Bill Knott dies for the final time.
The Time Traveler's Almanac is a gigantic new compilation of — you guessed it — stories about time travel. Reviewer Jason Sheehan says the selection of stories and authors is very nearly perfect.
March 18, 2014 Simon Schama's new history of the Jews covers several millenia in the first of two planned volumes. Reviewer J.P. O'Malley says it drives home an important point: anti-Semitism is nothing new.
March 18, 2014 In paperback this week, Mary Beth Keane writes with the voice of Mary Mallon, Christopher Clark looks the years leading up to the Great War and Tracy Thompson explores what it means to be Southern.
March 18, 2014 Also: NoViolet Bulawayo wins the PEN/ Hemingway award for her novel We Need New Names; the Authors Guild elects a new leader; Guernica's stellar special issue on the American South.
March 18, 2014 Susan Rieger's new The Divorce Papers is a modern epistolary novel, chronicling a crumbling marriage in court filings, emails and hand-written notes. Critic Alan Cheuse calls it serious yet charming.
March 17, 2014 Also: A new story from J.K. Rowling; Nigella Lawson on why she became a cookbook writer; Walter Dean Myers reacts to a study's findings on the number of children's books about black people.