John Douglas Marshall is a critic for The Daily Beast. He was the longtime book critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer until it ceased publication in March.

A food critic and journalist has just penned a memoir telling her life story through the chefs she admires and how they helped her. John Douglas Marshall talks gumbo and Alice Waters with Kim Severson.

For years Karl Marlantes struggled with his novel, Matterhorn, based on his experiences during Vietnam, and now it’s out to critical acclaim. John Douglas Marshall speaks to him about overcoming PTSD and the war.

Critic John Douglas Marshall shares three books, one memoir and two novels, that he thinks have been unfairly overlooked and are worthy of readers discovering.

Rebecca Goldstein’s new novel aims to bridge the divide between believers and non-believers. She spoke to John Douglas Marshall about wrestling with God in fiction and her romance with Steven Pinker.

John Marshall talks to Ed Viesturs, the first American to reach the summit of all 14 of the world’s highest peaks, about how he nearly died on K2 and his advice to other climbers.

A parenting book that contains no advice? That’s the conceit behind NurtureShock, a new non-instructional tome that will make you a better mom or dad without you even knowing it.

After his death, the NFL star was portrayed as a warrior jock. But a new biography by Into the Wild author Jon Krakauer depicts a liberal who vehemently disagreed with his mission.

In Love is a Four Letter Word, an irresistible new breakup anthology, 23 writers including Junot Diaz and Jennifer Finney Boylan depict romantic heartache and headache in full-frontal nakedness.