The Road to Character
A New York Times columnist writes a book about old fashioned virtues.
House of Hospitality
One of the most courageous, unconventional and holy women of the 20th Century.
Please do not kill this Mockingbird
Despite its rawness, Go Set a Watchman is a literary treasure.
How did Svetlana Alliluyeva survive growing up in the monstrous shadow of her father?
More perspective needed
A recent biography of Pope Francis seems unfair and confusing.
A prophetic tale from the Armenian genocide
Franz Werfel's classic novel of heroism and tragedy.
Napoleon: A Life
Comparisons with Hitler malign the great French statesman.
Adolescent fiction: from Nancy Drew to Scars
Does immersion in dark fictional worlds really help teenagers?
A life in the public square
Richard John Neuhaus was one of the most influential figures in American public life from the Civil Rights era to the War on Terror
Family politics: domestic life under 20th century dictators
National portraits of domestic life, devastation and survival 1900 - 1950.
It’s not obtuse to deduce there’s a new Dr Seuss on the loose
The making of men
Few people have known more about how to develop the character of youth than Cardinal Newman.
Hilary Mantel and the comet of Calixtus
The prize-winning novel Wolf Hall tells us more about the 21st Century than the 16th.
There’s something mysterious about reviving To Kill a Mockingbird
After a gap of 55 years, its reclusive author is publishing a second novel.
The terrifying utilitarianism behind Guantanamo torture
After a six-year legal battle, a detainee has given his side of the story of his arrest, rendition and interrogation. It's horrific.
The enduring appeal of C S Lewis
A clear prose style, an honest, warm voice are qualities that will always attract readers.
A guide to building the future from the founder of PayPal
“The prospect of being lonely and wrong can be unbearable,” writes Peter Thiel.
The Good Reading Guide’s Inaugural Trash Can Awards
Ten books that changed my world
Less dramatic than it sounds, to be sure, but still formative.
The bitter lessons of unbridled freedom
The older generation of Russians suffered terribly after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Rediscovering a great 19th century novelist
How many of us would know the novels of Anthony Trollope if it weren’t for the BBC?
The Sense of Style
A controversial Harvard psychologist wants people to ... write better.
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