A journalist sets her sights on becoming a sommelier, and learns that the training can be grueling for these “masochistic hedonists.”
Michael Finkel’s new book investigates the account of a man who says he escaped civilization. How did he do it? And why would he want to?
Space oddities abound in Jaroslav Kalfar’s debut novel, as a Czech astronaut is sent to a mysterious cloud of dust swept in from a neighboring galaxy.
Yuval Noah Harari’s “Sapiens,” from 2015, looked at mankind’s history up to the present. His new work is subtitled “A Brief History of Tomorrow.”
Sheelah Kolhatkar’s book examines Steven A. Cohen, an ultrasuccessful trader who eluded prosecutors, unlike some of his employees.
Amy Gary’s “In the Great Green Room” describes the vibrant, tempestuous life of Margaret Wise Brown, but mainly in muted tones.