I reviewed a lot of wonderful books this year, enough that it's tough to choose just a few. But here are 10 that stayed with me. — Colette Bancroft, Times book editor
Finish up those 2014 books, folks. A whole new crop of great reads is about to arrive.
Cohen, a writer, psychotherapist and faculty member for the Red Earth MFA, a low residency program in Oklahoma City, recently edited Spent: Exposing Our Complicated Relationship With Shopping. It is a collection of essays by 30 women. Since we spoke to her during …
Movies in print
All in paperback: a memoir that's the source for one new movie, the screenplay of another, and the novel a classic film was based on.
Americans love their dogs, and Southerners love their storytelling. No Southern storyteller worth his or her salt is without at least one story, funny or poignant or heroic, about a dog, and now 51 fine examples have been collected in Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty.
Love is in the peppermint-scented air in these 12 playful, often touching holiday tales, each by a popular young-adult author. There's flirting and yearning — even an elf prom — amid the fir trees in a collection that represents a rich range of writing styles, voices and holiday traditions.
At the end of the Gospel of Mark, Jesus tells his disciples, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."
Stories for the season
These books offer tales to warm any reader's holiday.
Although Copeland's first ballet class at a Boys and Girls Club in San Pedro, Calif., did not come until she was 13, she swiftly honed her art form to become only the third African-American soloist for the American Ballet Theater (the first in the last two decades). …
Lives in music
These life stories might hit the right note for music lovers on your gift list.