The author, most recently, of “The Gods of Guilt” would love to have met Raymond Chandler: “I’d say, Ray, can a writer be happy and still be good at it?” Or does it take a life of trouble?
Sherill Tippins aims to tell the definitive story of New York’s Hotel Chelsea in “Inside the Dream Palace.”
All 10 Bookends columnists on the most interesting literary development — welcome or lamentable — of the year.
Anjelica Huston’s memoir about growing up in Ireland, London and New York doubles as a social history of the 1960s.
A new book about Richard Wagner, who relentlessly recorded his daily life, and another about Bach, who left hardly any paper trail.
A biography of the puppeteer whose influence has hardly waned in the more than two decades since his death.
Virginia Postrel lays out the case for glamour as a life-shaping force, whether for good or for ill.
Henry Bushkin, who worked as a lawyer for Johnny Carson, has written a gossipy, breezy memoir about the late-night host.
John Shaw’s book tells the story of two American anthems: Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” and Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land.”
Ben Bradlee Jr.’s biography of Ted Williams does not materially alter our picture of the Red Sox star, but fills it in with much greater detail and nuance.