Is Your Book Club Ready for Foal’s Bread?

There’s a “slow food” movement and a “slow beer” movement, and now a “slow books” movement, launched by Atlantic writer Maura Kelly, calling for readers to “Read books. As often as you can. Mostly classics.” Me, personally, I’d call for a splinter movement: slow books for authors. Write books. Seldom. Make them good. Don’t rush …

Books for the Saddle Bag

Books I want to buy and read: Sometimes it’s tiresome when publishers try to ape a successful book by buying similar titles, but sometimes that policy opens the best of floodgates: suddenly writers get the chance to work on projects that would have been turned down as uncommercial till a forerunner proved otherwise. Laura Hillenbrand’s …