This memoir, history, and cultural study, is a treasure-trove of clever party-ready tidbits.
Journalist Oliver Bullough delivers a detailed, moving history of the too often overlooked people of the Caucasus.
China’s communist party: Light on ideology, heavy on control.
An urban foster kid adapts to life on a small Maine island in this terrific new middle-grade novel.
Inside the dangerous worlds of climbers and cavers.
Now in paperback, the story of Joan Root’s trajectory from documentarian to conservationist to murder victim makes a captivating summer read.
Prepare to be awed by the skill and swashbuckling of this comic collection.
This collection of features by Pulitzer prize winner Gene Weingarten confirms his reputation as one of the best.
Barbara Kingsolver gives readers a character to believe in and laugh with and admire.
The Black Lanterns are on the prowl in this highly anticipated comics collection.
How ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ helped to usher in the ’60s.
Allegra Goodman’s digital-age romance mixes a traditional story line with some intellectual oomph.
Journalist Thomas French takes a darkly humorous look at humans’ paradoxical drive to tame wild things.
BBC journalist Sam Miller offers a glimpse of the sprawling, maddening, addictive megacity that has become his home.
Evangelical missionaries were once leaders in creating a positive image of the US in the Arab world.
A ''nonfiction novel'' based on the life of German industrialist Oscar Schindler.
A journalist’s coverage of the May 2008 tropical cyclone that killed more than 100,000 Burmese offers the best available picture of contemporary life in Burma.
From beavers to buffalo, Eric Jay Dolin tracks the cruel but lucrative history of the American fur trade.
A minister’s daughter seeks peace and meaning in a hardscrabble corner of Wyoming.
A stranger-than-fiction true story about the 1939 World’s Fair and one of the remarkable characters behind it.