Her

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In her new novel, published last month by Little, Brown, Harriet Lane examines a complicated friendship between two women from different worlds. In alternate chapters, the same events are told from the separate perspectives of the two main characters.

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The Paying Guests

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"It's very much about ordinary lives being plunged into the unexpected, the eruption of passion and drama into domestic life." Sarah Waters speaks about her latest novel, set in 1922 in a large house full of family members, servants, and lodgers. The novel was published by Riverhead in September and was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize.

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The Art of Stillness

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"In an age of constant movement, nothing is so urgent as sitting still." Essayist and novelist Pico Iyer invites readers to approach stillness as not only a creative catalyist but also as the ultimate adventure. A follow up to his essay "The Joy of Quiet," the book was released by TED Books and Simon & Schuster earlier this month.

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