From Larry Levis, a posthumous collection of many sad and lyrical poems over a 14-year period.
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney chronicles the life of an elite New York family grappling with the the tragedy of being broke.
'Schools on Trial: How Freedom and Creativity Can Fix Our Educational Malpractice': School reform begins with self-learning
Nikhil Goyal proposes radical educational freedom as the answer to the woes of American public education.
Neal Bascomb expertly chronicles the Norwegian-British mission to frustrate Hitler’s attempt to develop an atomic bomb before the Allies.
Mary-Louise Parker, comedian Brent Morin and the old Pittsburgh Post-Gazette presses are among events on tap this week.
'The Fires of Spring': A Pittsburgh RAND scholar's vital 'Post-Arab Spring Journey Through the Turbulent New Middle East'
Pittsburgh native Shelby Culbertson examines the Arab Spring and its fiery implications for the region and the world five years later.
The latest from the inventive novelist follows a woman’s journey through Alaska, providing social commentary at the expense of character.
The actor, a Swissvale native and Kiski School grad, replaces Virginia Montanez as the magazine’s monthly columnist.
Emma Straub’s fourth novel is a breezy read for Generation X about ex-band mates from the ‘90s trying to deal with conflicting pressures.
British music journo David Hepworth argues that the excesses of 1971 made it more exciting than all the rest.
An unvarnished look at Brownie Wise, the businesswoman who built the Tupperware phenomenon, and lost it.
Those recollections are the sauciest bits in the bio about the second-eldest sister of the Kennedy clan.
'Lafayette: His Extraordinary Life and Legacy': Donald Miller details Washington's French connection
The former Post-Gazette art critic publishes the most comprehensive biography of America’s greatest Revolutionary War ally to date.
A bad band of wannabe rockers is Mr. Andrews’ amusing followup to “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.”
“Dan Versus Nature” is an appealing tale about a boy who doesn’t like camping forced to bond with his mother’s boyfriend on a camping trip.
Ms. Oates gives those fascinated with the more sinister aspects of human behavior the type of release we perhaps, begrudgingly, crave.
The brainy pop culture essayist asks why we are certain of anything, given the probability that all our beliefs will be considered wrong.
A rock star of the ornithological world will speak in Oakland on Thursday about his painstakingly illustrated field guides to birds.
Author Judy Blume speaks about her new book “In the Unlikely Event” as part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures New & Noted series.
Larry Tye’s work traces the trajectory of a complicated politician from Joe McCarthy to liberal sainthood.
In Stephanie Danler’s debut novel, the protagonist from flyover country enters the world of a high-end New York restaurant.
A look at how a musical about America’s first secretary of the Treasury became a 21st-century American phenomenon.
Emma Cline's novel traces the troubled relationship between a girl looking for meaningful friendships and a Manson-like cult.
Steve Hamilton’s crime thriller set in Chicago is a new spin on the tale of Faust selling his soul to the Devil.
Nancy Isenberg’s “White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America” plumbs the depths of the American past for wealth disparity.
Authors Kwame Alexander, Chris Grabenstein and Robert Sabuda are among those scheduled to visit Pittsburgh in 2016-17.
Adam Hochschild presents a colorful history of the 1936-39 war through the exploits of ordinary Americans (and Hemingway, too).
A multi-layered history of our recent times by a journalist tuned into politics, social media culture, police and LGBT issues.
'Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business': Not business as usual
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Charles Duhigg explains how to be smarter, faster and better in every area of life.
Terry McMillan’s ninth novel repeats themes and subjects that have made her a popular novelist since the ’90s without breaking new ground.
Yaa Gyasi’s novel traces the lineage of an 18th-century Ghanaian woman, dealing with African and African-American identity.
Kenny Blake jazz, author Theresa Brown, Third Coast Percussion and more are on tap this week.
“The Quickest Kid in Clarksville,” “Morning With Grandpa” and “Henry Wants More” all involve activity and motion.
'The Ukrainian and Russian Notebooks: Life and Death Under Soviet Rule': An exquisitely drawn history of suffering
Cartoonist Igort (Igor Tuveri) illustrates the agony of life in Ukraine during the famine of 1932-33 and the recent conflict in Chechnya.
Noah Hawley’s fifth novel toggles between the build-up to a plane crash and its aftermath.
Cave Canem celebrates 20 years at Kelly-Strayhorn Theater with readings by Camille Rankine, Danez Smith, Duriel E. Harris and Tyehimba Jess.
Annie Proulx’s novel is as powerful and important as any literary work produced on this continent in the centuries spanned by the story.
Yoko Suzuki jazz, a Noah Bendix-Balgley klezmer concerto, Jay Mohr comedy and more are on tap this week.
Proving that beautiful writing and bloody murder go together, McGuire’s novel unfolds as the British whaling industry shudders to an end.
The entertainment value of Mr. Mosley’s latest book doesn’t rule out a corresponding educational side.
Here’s a collection of what the Post-Gazette book editor believes will be satisfying reading this summer.
”Noonday” is a harrowing description of life playing out, in personal dramas large and small, in a bombed-out London during WWII.
“End of Watch,” the conclusion of Stephen King’s retired Det. Bill Hodges trilogy, is an entertaining thriller with a supernatural bent.
A. Alyce Claerbaut and David Schlesinger make a beautiful compendium of one of jazz’s most sophisticated and socially conscious composers.
'The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy': The men and women who make America laugh
Kliph Nesteroff’s work is a historically rich and fascinating history of comedians in America
Though a more disturbing and baffling portrait of Nixon, it’s a mixed bag of fascinating gossip, but not necessarily reliable history.
Andrew Bacevich writes that decades of American foreign invasions and misadventures show gap between military muscle and political acuity.
Author Nancy Moses, jazz by Joe Bad Project and the Tania Grubbs Quartet and more are on tap this week.
British author Chris Cleave’s bestselling novel about a young London teacher’s attempt to hold on to normalcy and humanity during the war.
Sarah Rees Brennan’s latest novel features magic, a strong female lead and other compelling characters.