This week: Lauren Groff’s Arcadia takes utopia seriously, Tom McCarthy decodes the plot of life, Peter Behrens delivers a rich saga, and Adam Levin hails the stories of Saunders and Millhauser.
Chloë Schama is the Deputy Editor of The New Republic and the author of Wild Romance: A Victorian Story of a Marriage, a Trial, and a Self-Made Woman.
The recession has inspired novelists to shed light on how materialism beclouds values, Chloë Schama writes.
Just as new evidence might free Amanda Knox, a new book asks why the infamous murder case fascinated us all. By Chloe Schama
A new book claims it will help us figure out marriage, but Chloe Schama says its charm can't hide that any book on the subject is doomed to failure and obviousness.
In her new memoir and a collection of letters, the last Mitford sister, the Duchess of Devonshire, talks about chickens, her famous siblings, and having tea with Hitler. Chloe Schama on her dispatches from another world.