Some of this summer's most interesting books will pull at your heartstrings and pull you across time and space – from Beijing today to 1930s Manhattan to planet Earth in the year 2044. And that's just for starters. Here are nine of the August 2011 titles that are drawing the most enthusiastic thumbs-up from the editors at Amazon.com.
Journalist Robin Wright tells of a "counter-jihad" – a rebellion of the young and hip – now hitting the Muslim world.
Talk about literary America and Los Angeles is not exactly the first locale that comes to mind. However, the truth is that the City of Angels has a deep and enduring place in the history of American letters. Here are just five of the many fiction and nonfiction books that attempt to unravel the mystery that is L.A.
This odd and engaging dark crime thriller is set in a dystopic Sweden.
A book currently known as "Untitled" by "Anonymous" seems likely to be an insider's look at the downfall of Bernie Madoff.
Journalist Patrick French searches for the mechanics behind India's functioning, diverse democracy.
There may not be any new books or movies to come, but the spirit of "Harry Potter" lives on – now a part of our culture in so many ways. Aside from re-watching and re-reading J.K. Rowling's work, avid fans have found various ways to incorporate the novels into their daily lives. Here are examples of five ways in which "Harry Potter" has infiltrated modern Muggle life. Some may surprise you!
The British journalist who broke the story about the News of the World hackings will publish a book about the tabloid's collapse next fall.
Campbell's plucky heroine, Margo, carves out her own epic on the Stark and Kalamazoo rivers.
What's selling best in independent bookstores across America?
The first book in a new series collects the epic comic strip adventures of Mickey Mouse – as an action hero?