An Australian surgeon suffers in a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma Death Railway, even as he struggles with memories of an affair with the spouse of a family member.
A Dublin detective finds a group of teenage girls to be as mysterious as the murder case he must unravel.
A classroom veteran examines the struggle to love his work.
'Mean Girls' meets 'Prep' meets the Salem witch trials to create a contemporary page-turner.
Award-winning author and translator Lydia Davis scraped away some 'taxing overgrowth' to enhance the rough beauty of Alfred Ollivant's classic dog story.
Law professor James Liebman says a Texas case reveals the injustice of the death penalty.
Vanessa Manko’s wistful, perceptive debut novel tells the story of a Russian engineer who yearns for his family during a stateless exile in Mexico City.
Scholar Brian Catlos argues that the Crusades were more a struggle for power than a battle about religion, and stresses the many moments of cultural integration and strategic cooperation during the era.
Susan Vreeland's latest focuses on a collection of paintings hidden during the Nazi occupation of France and then unearthed after the war.
While parallels between ancient Rome and the US are revealing, our contemporary political scandals are mundane by the standards of antiquity.
Editor John Schulian does not turn away from the dark side of football, but neither does he forget the joy, inspiration, and even the humor to be found in the game.
This heartfelt and thoroughly readable story about a boy coping with the loss of his father is more than just a delightful end-of-summer read.
From Istanbul to Odessa, Charles Cumming's latest spy tale is packed with the classic pleasures of a really good thriller.
William Deresiewicz, Ivy League grad and former professor, critiques current standards at colleges, but offers little data to back up his assertions.
Michael Harris wishes to gently wake us from the 'swarm of noise' so that we may recall the benefits of silence.
A Brighton Beach family’s saga bends Russian literary tradition into mordant modern comedy.
Social geographer Alastair Bonnett explores the challenge – and delight – of searching for undiscovered territories in the age of Google Earth.
German author Peter Schneider tries to articulate what Berlin is today, as a community, a quarter century after reunification.
Hampton Sides blends human drama with suspense and engrossing play-by-play descriptions to tell the tragic and triumphant story of the USS Jeannette.
Haruki Murakami's latest novel has its moments, but sometimes falters as it ranges over the less-than-grand terrain of near-middle age.