A biographer takes a leisurely stroll through the environment that shaped Henry Thoreau.
Pseudonymous writer 'Johnny Walker,' an Iraqi, tells the story of his time as an interpreter for the US Navy SEALs.
A set of mysterious disappearances in Japan takes readers down a rabbit hole of deceit.
In a mere two seconds, can a seemingly perfect life be hopelessly derailed?
Librarian Bethany Hagen spins a futuristic tale for young adults that echoes 'Gone with the Wind,' Jane Austen, and 'Downton Abbey.'
True crime historian Douglas Perry separates myth from fact in his new biography of the lawman.
Joyce Carol Oates's latest novel is the story of a teenage girl's disappearance and the decay of a seemingly perfect family.
Jenny Offill's new novel portrays a writer's life at a crossroads – as seen through snapshots from the mind's eye.
Amy Chua – also known as 'Tiger Mom' – works with her husband to examine the surpassing success of eight US cultural groups.
In B.J. Novak's 'One More Thing,' comic fiction from the actor and writer unveils a restless mind at work.
Journalist Jennifer Senior asks: Is American culture driving parents slightly crazy?
How a band of feminist anarchists shook Putin’s Russia.
Karen Foxlee's middle-grade novel tells the story of a girl named Ophelia who has traveled to a city where it always snows, only to discover a quest behind a mysterious door.
Nancy Horan's second novel – recently chosen for the “Today” show book club – examines the marriage of “Treasure Island” author Robert Louis Stevenson and his wife, American Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne.
This cordial look at our recession's slow recovery has all the answers – and the questions to boot.
Robert Harris's novel about the Dreyfus affair of the 1890s is a perfect story for the age of WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden.
Rebecca Mead's book is not only a love letter to George Eliot but also a rumination on how literature can shape our lives.
Former child soldier Ishmael Beah offers a quiet tribute to human resilience.
Korean-American author Chang-Rae Lee tells an exquisitely written dystopian tale of a girl who sets off through a very changed America to find her missing boyfriend.
A retired music professor on the run from the government confronts his past in Richard Powers's profound yet accessible 11th novel.