The Sailor From Gibraltar
Marguerite Duras, translated from the French by Barbara Bray
Open Letter: 276 pp., $12.95 paper
For many readers, the name Marguerite Duras is synonymous with smoky cafes and doomed love affairs. Sultry heat...
Ecco: 228 pp., $23.99
The Mediterranean beach setting and amorous title may give the impression that Vendela Vida's new book, "The Lovers," is a sexy vacation read. Not quite: There is a bit of romance, but...
Growing a Farmer
How I Learned to Live Off the Land
W.W. Norton: 309 pp., $24.95
I consider myself a bit of an expert in this arena, having grown up and lived exclusively in big cities, all the while dreaming about becoming a...
France's top literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, was awarded today to French Senagalese author Marie NDiaye for her novel "Trois Femmes Puissantes" ("Three Powerful Women"). It is the first time a black woman has received the award. Last week, NDiaye ...