A biographer struggles to reconcile the many contradictions in the character of feminist icon and author Tillie Olsen.
A journalist argues that inter-Arab conflict is the central crisis of the Middle East.
A writer recalls a Soviet childhood, lived at the height of the cold war.
Richard Reeves chronicles the courage and resolve that drove the Berlin Airlift.
Vulnerable, hopeful characters populate this award-winning collection of short stories.
This clever novel manages to blend existential ponderings with humor and sharp writing.
Activist and academic Raj Patel offers a stinging indictment of capitalism.
Barack Obama’s half brother, George, tells his own story of coming of age in a Kenyan slum.
A pop-music journalist falls in love with Bach’s Cello Suites and sets out to discover all he can about the classic masterpiece.
A master's life and death in Venice.
An artist’s attack on a painting in the National Gallery is linked to the story of a 19th-century Impressionist painter.
A dark, sharp addition to the ranks of fiction set in high school.
From Bill Clinton to Vince Lombardi, a collection of the best from journalist David Maraniss.
A writer spent a year asking herself: What would Oprah do?
Is China set to displace the US as the new global superpower?
A writer sets out on a year-long quest to find happiness.
The author of ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ takes a thorough look at one of life’s most sought-after social constructs: marriage.
The Monitor takes a look at some 2010 titles, including "The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun" by Gretchen Rubin
Anne Tyler’s quirky humor, compassion, and skill all shine in this, her 18th novel.
Caught in the midst of civil strife in Kosovo, a teen faces a multitude of adult-sized challenges.