At the end of Year 1, it’s still not clear where Obama is heading.
Which new summer releases should you pick up first?
Books that please young readers even as they teach.
Gary Paulsen offers up two good reads for middle-school-age boys.
The little book that won the Pulitzer Prize.
Do we need laws to protect as from discrimination based on looks?
When war was considered glorious.
Rusty Sabich returns in this superb sequel to Scott Turow’s 1987 blockbuster, ‘Presumed Innocent.’
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.
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.
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.
Conspiracy theories aside, argues Shakespearean scholar James Shapiro, Shakespeare really did write Shakespeare.
Have today's churches lost their way?
Twenty-seven writers explore the complex joys of grandmotherhood.
Two great American traditions merge when horror icon Stephen King turns his attention to baseball.
A writer dedicates a memoir to his lost religious faith – and the father who inspired it.
Gen. George Custer for US president? Not if Ulysses S. Grant could help it.