Jessa Crispin talks to Utopian writer J.C. Hallman about bucking the dystopian trend.
In “The Magnetic North,” Sara Wheeler travels across the Arctic Circle, blending Norse myths, personal travelogue, journalism, history and literature.
For many years, publishing suffered from the same blockbuster mentality as the movie industry. Things that go boom or rom-coms in the summer, brainy award winners in the fall. Despite not having its own Oscar race, it crammed every major release by every major author into the final months of the year, leaving summer reading [...]