Paul Elie's serious and inventive book asks: How has Bach in our time become a Godlike being whose center is everywhere?
Richard Russo's memoir of life with his mother is a vivid if devastating portrait of the complicated relationship that overshadowed his life.
Biographer Jon Meacham captures Thomas Jefferson as a person, not just a historical figure.
Several fall releases celebrate books and the writers who love them.
A fascinating, daring look at Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarotti, and the artistic rivalry that shook the Renaissance.
Twenty-three essays showcase preeminent literary critic James Wood as a hungry, happy bookworm.
Two new books explore how US found its way toward and past the horizon.
Photographer Greg Constantine's images show the human face of the Rohingya, an ethnic minority who find themselves stranded, with no state to recognize them or protect their rights.
Deb Perelman's collection of recipes is mouth-watering and, despite a couple of misses, features appealingly homey foods.
Russian, Chinese lives lost in the rush to a new brotherhood.
Camille Paglia's willingness to go out on a limb with her artistic opinions makes 'Glittering Images' a lively read.
Authors Patrick Tyler and Thomas E. Ricks examine Israeli and U.S. militarism through the country's commanders.
David Thomson's 'The Big Screen' tells the story of the rise and decline of an art form that once played a central role in human life.
'The Fish That Ate the Whale' is an elegantly written cautionary tale about how hubris can destroy a powerful company.
Chinua Achebe offers a moving personal history of the short-lived African nation of Biafra.
'Every Day' is marketed at teens, but the beautifully written love story has plenty of adult appeal.
Timothy Egan's book is a stunning portrait of Edward Curtis, the photographer who made it his mission to photograph Native Americans.
The failures of Syrian autocrat Bashar al-Assad are laid bare by an American academic who once found the regime impressive.
H.W. Brand's biography of America's sometimes overlooked 18th president is a good read for history buffs or anyone who enjoys a life story well-told.
Ed Stafford walked the length of the Amazon, a feat the experts assured him was impossible.