David Mitchell

Slade House

Published by Random House

Nov 17, 2015 Books Web Exclusive

David Mitchell's latest novel is a ghost story, a haunted house narrative with a science fiction bent that provides genuine psychological thrill. More

Nov 10, 2015 Books Web Exclusive

Even if you've never heard a note of Grace Jones' music, if you've seen a single photo of her you've likely never forgotten it. And for those who wondered what the backstory was on the person behind those striking, sometimes feral images, she's defied the declaration of the title and done just that, announcing on the first page, "There will be blood." More

Nov 06, 2015 Books Web Exclusive

With Red Velvet Underground, Freda Love Smith (Blake Babies, Antenna, Mysteries of Life) sets her personal narrative in the context of food, cooking, and the connection they have to family, music, and life.  More

Bernard Sumner

Chapter and Verse

Published by Thomas Dunne

Nov 03, 2015 Books Web Exclusive

One year after Peter Hook's memoir about his time in Joy Division, Bernard Sumner gives his perspective in Chapter and Verse. The book was published in the U.K. last year, and Sumner adds only a postscript for the U.S. edition.  More

Lauren Groff

Fates and Furies

Published by Riverhead

Oct 27, 2015 Books Web Exclusive

Lauren Groff's third novel, Fates and Furies, examines marriage and companionship through two lenses, juxtaposed in two separate sections of her book.   More

John Biguenet


Published by Bloomsbury

Oct 12, 2015 Books Web Exclusive

In the latest of Bloomsbury Publishing’s Object Lessons series, writer, playwright, and university professor John Biguenet tackles silence. More

Oct 06, 2015 Books Web Exclusive

The Musician Says is a pocket-sized collection of quotes from a diverse collection of artists, meant to illuminate the musician's experience.  More

Mindy Kaling

Why Not Me?

Published by Crown Archetype

Sep 29, 2015 Books Web Exclusive

Reading Why Not Me? feels similar to run-ins with old high school friends whose lives are now filled with trials and tribulations, a part of the youthful wonder worn off. More

Sep 21, 2015 Books Web Exclusive

For Alice in Chains: The Untold Story, journalist David de Sola attempts to craft the definitive biography of one of grunge's biggest and best bands. More