An African family comes to New York, hoping to live the American dream. Then the financial crisis hits and the story gets much more complex.
In the 15 years since 9/11, New Yorker writer Lawrence Wright has been traveling the world, hoping to shed light on dark topics.
This unusual first novel was written by Harry Parker, a British Army captain who lost both legs at age 25 after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan in 2009.
Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Sebastian Smee looks at the ways that rivalry served to mold four pairs of great artists.
Angela Palm's intriguing book is filled with sharp analysis of the relationship between place, social status, and ethos.
Acclaimed historian Hugh Sebag-Montefiore studies the whole breadth of the Somme debacle of World War I.
Katie Kennedy’s firecracker novel about culture shock, astrophysics, and maybe the end of the world, is a page-turner.
In her trademark lyrical prose, Jacqueline Woodson reflects on the dramas and traumas of growing up in pre-gentrification Brooklyn.
On a mystic island south and east of Sicily, a spurned doctor and his family turn their home into a convivial gathering place for locals.
Eowyn Ivey's second novel set in Alaska in 1885 follows a married couple into parallel tribulations, as he explores the wilderness and she faces a difficult pregnancy.
Gallagher argues that far from merely existing as an important part of American society, the post office actually shaped American history and did much to create the United States that we know today.
Novelist Colson Whitehead depicts the perversions and horrors of slavery in 19th-century America through the story of the multiple escape attempts of a woman named Cora.
Pretty Leigh Ransom and handsome Gordon Walker are in love and planning to head soon to college. But can anyone really leave a town like Lions?
Krys Lee combines the stories of three very different characters whose lives intertwine when they ultimately need each other to survive.
'I Shot the Buddha' has a chewy heft, in the fine tradition of its 10 siblings in the 'Siri Paiboun' series: history, geopolitics, chromatic characters, genus loci, the human condition, and the pilgrim’s progress.
Stanley Fish’s odd little book is not a study of rhetoric so much as a defense of his view that reality is rhetoric.
In 2012, Libyan novelist Hisham Matar was finally able to return to his native country to try to learn the fate of his father.
Mercy Wong, a sharp-eyed, entrepreneurial teenager wants to create a better life for her family. An earthquake crosses her plans.
Susie Steiner describes the search for a young woman of privilege. However, damaged and wary detective Manon Bradshaw is the heart of this novel.
Saif's diary records life in a place where war has become 'an everyday song, forever playing in the background.'
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