One of today’s most trenchant literary critics digs into some of the voices who defined American letters for their generation.
The stories of former Liberian president and warlord Charles Taylor and his son Chucky highlight the suffering of the Liberian people.
James Scott has written the definitive account of the 1942 Doolittle raid on Tokyo.
A 22-year-old Indian-born man wakes up on an average day in his 1985 London studio apartment and sets off on a journey to see his uncle.
Master of political intrigue and Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa crafts a thriller of extortion and revenge on Peru’s northern coast.
A troubled young man heads off the grid in the California woods – but has he gone wild or gone mad?
Tina Packer delves into the psychological and social roles Shakespeare's female characters play and their impact on others.
A debut novel links Turkish and Armenian families as it balances mistakes made with redemption earned.
Two men – best friends as children – meet again as adults to find the world, and their own circumstances, oddly changed.
A young boy who loves to climb mountains faces adult-sized challenges in this debut novel.
In the throes of grief, a naturalist finds release in a wild companion and an ancient art.
Elif Shafak's 10th novel offers an adventure story complete with battles, kings, sea voyages, prisons, disguises, artists, a curse, betrayal, and a Romany king.
Eleanor and Alice Roosevelt may have been first cousins but they were also polar opposites.
Andrew Cockburn considers the booming industry of drone warfare – assault waged with the push of a button.
In a singular novel of war, a young Afghan soldier sounds off on his life as a moving target – and the love which guides him forward.
William deBuys tracks the saola, an elusive beauty found only on the border of Vietnam and Laos.
This highly entertaining book argues that James Boswell – acclaimed biographer of and friend to Samuel Johnson – spent his life on an intellectual quest with goals akin to those of the Enlightenment.
To ease her own sadness, Hannah Brencher began sending kind words to people she had never met.
A new history celebrates little-known heroes of the struggle alongside icons like Picasso, Dos Passos, and Hemingway.
The antic storytelling of a modest master finds mischievous fun in the romance and family life of the American West.
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