Deford's new memoir captures his polished crustiness.
What do you do when war-torn Beirut – thousands of miles from where you work and live – is the city that feels most like home?
One of the world’s most prominent and articulate marine scientists gives us an updated, comprehensive, and engaging account of the ongoing crisis beneath the waves.
This intelligent examination of the career of Bruce Springsteen traces the rock icon's ability to balance two disparate identities.
Author Thai Jones is an assured narrator and brings the book's setting of 1914 New York vividly to life.
'Love, Fiercely' is evocative and often captivating, but Zimmerman is forced too often to speculate about her historical subjects.
NPR’s Brooke Gladstone entertainingly recounts media history in a graphic novel.
Are Facebook and Twitter really forms of "an absurd global prison where we are all forced to live in public?” Author and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Andrew Keen is afraid that the answer is yes.
Carole King's memoir is short on musical details, but long on the artist's personal saga.
The letters of a young Soviet couple tell of Gulag life and love.
Writer Jim Lynch skillfully crafts parallel stories to create a relentless novel.
The focus in this book about the approach of the Holocaust is not Adolf Hitler and the Nazis but the European Jews themselves.
Biographer Justin Wolff makes a strong case that Thomas Hart Benton played a central role as American art moved into the modern era.
Guido Brunetti of the Venetian Commissario di Polizia returns – and we're glad to see him.
In a move that is alternately naive, courageous, and entertaining, British journalist Adharanand Finn transplants to Kenya to learn from the world's best runners.
The Wind Through the Keyhole" – a "Dark Tower"-related novel set in the fictional Mid-World – is unlikely to be ranked among Stephen King’s top works, but it's still plenty entertaining.
The most accurate Biblical codex in Jewish tradition – a book revered both for its linguistic precision and its beauty – has been a victim of intentional deceit and government cover-ups.
This first-rate travel book is – like all the best travel books – most fascinating when it has the author at its center.
The author's great-grandfather was the Bernie Madoff of his age – a Ponzi schemer and con man who cheated a US president and kidnapped his own son.
Although somewhat comparable to "Memoirs of a Geisha," this tale of North Korean women forced into the sex trade is a darker, crueler story.
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