As any woman will tell you, behind every successful marriage there is likely to be a secret or two – for example, the fact that not every single pair of shoes she's bought in the last 14 years was reduced to half price. Still, any divorce lawyer who overhears your conversation will attest that secrets, especially significant ones, are not conducive to long-term marital happiness. They can pull a couple apart even if the motive behind them was well-meaning. These five novels defy that axiom: their plots are shaped by secrets that come close to destroying relationships – and in some cases, lives – and yet honesty wins out.
Philosopher and novelist Rebecca Newberger Goldstein is a humanist whose life and work have been shaped by religion.
Lelyveld says he principally intended to explore India's resistance to many of Gandhi's central teachings – not suggestions of Gandhi's sexual orientation.
At 25, Obreht is the youngest writer to ever win the prestigious award for English-language fiction by women novelists.
With Amazon at the table, says one publisher, "the price of playing poker just went up."
Seventy-five years ago this month an unknown young journalist from Atlanta published her first book, a love story set in the South during the US Civil War. Today, "Gone With the Wind" is one of the most widely read novels in the world. How well do you know this classic American tale of romance and war?
Seventy-five years ago this month, a novel by an unknown young journalist from Atlanta was published. Originally submitted as a manuscript stuffed into dozens of manila folders, the book was a love story set against the backdrop of the US Civil War. Today, Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone With the Wind” remains one of the bestselling books of all time. It has been translated into 35 languages, sold hundreds of millions of copies worldwide, won a Pulitzer Prize, and earned eight Academy Awards as a Hollywood motion picture. Here are some of the many reasons we still love "GWTW."
Why do so few children's books give equal billing to dads? Here are five great choices that do.
Is there any good reason for Naipaul to want a showdown he can't possibly win?
Erik Larson talks about Nazis, American naiveté, anti-Semitism, and how he got the idea for "In the Garden of the Beasts," his recent book about life in Hitler's Germany.