Six women and four debut novels make the list on a year with a number of notable omissions and surprise inclusions.
Harry Jaffe's new book sets out to discover how a “74-year-old Jewish guy from Brooklyn” ended up appealing to college students, farmers and factory hands as a potential president.
Whatever you think of Clinton as a politician, it's undeniable that she has been castigated for her ambition in a way her male rival has not.
He ate earthworms as a badger, tore open binbags as an urban fox, and was hunted by a bloodhound as a deer.
Despite being well over the age of their intended audiences, I read all of this year’s World Book Day books.
Claire Vaye Watkins's new novel imagines California after an ecological disaster. But what does it say about our interest in literary apocalypse?
Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War is a personal story of two German-Jewish émigrés as they make a life in England.
Two new books encourage us to look past the grand narratives and listen to voices on the ground.
Books by Iris Bohnet and Dawn Foster take divergent views on the problem of how women are valued at work.
Leif Wenar's Blood Oil skillfully reveals the link between the consumer goods we purchase and the violence with which their raw materials are obtained.
James elevated the novel to a higher plane – but 100 years after his death, it’s his surprising memoirs and essays that are enjoying a revival.
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