An interview with Jean Kwok, author of "Girl in Translation," is featured on the 5/18/10 Monitor books podcast.
Books play a (very different) role in the asset disclosures of both Obama and Biden.
Rusty Sabich returns in this superb sequel to Scott Turow’s 1987 blockbuster, ‘Presumed Innocent.’
'What if a zillion people read and talked about a single book?'
How dry was Prohibition? Some say the law did much to spike sales of alcohol.
Why Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Ted Kooser sends thousands of Valentines every February.
Strangest. Summer. Ever.
Irène Némirovsky was "almost forgotten" when "Suite Française" was published in 2004.
What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.
This excellent biography turns a laser-like focus on five years in the life of Winston Churchill.
If you have any interest in Vietnam, don’t miss this novel.
Kathryn Stockett's debut novel 'The Help,' once rejected by 60 agents, continues to make headlines.
Ready to start your summer reading list? Here are five gripping mysteries set in fascinating locales.
Recent reader surveys suggest that few of today's readers of the Monitor's print version are interested in fiction.
A French aristocrat and his British servant travel to America to study its penal system in this unlikely but delightful early 19th-century buddy comedy.