Joseph Kim found his way from hunger and chaos in North Korea to life as a college student in New York City.
Stephen King's latest revisits the mysterious story of the obsessive relationship between reader and writer.
Can 'One Thousand and One Nights' really be made over into a love story? Renée Ahdieh has a good time trying.
Chigozie Obioma's powerful family story of prophecy, tragedy, and madness is also an homage to a Nigerian masterwork.
What if your father were one of the world's bloodiest dictators? Svetlana Alliluyeva (nee Stalina) wrestled with this fate throughout her life.
This valuable group biography tells the story of the Inklings, the mid-20th century group of Oxford fantasists, scholars, and poets fascinated by religion, poetry, mythology, and magic.
The events of 'The Stranger' are revisited, seen through the eyes of the brother of the once anonymous victim.
A reporter born and bred in Virginia looks back on the racially divided schools of her childhood and asks: "What was wrong with my hometown?"
At age 91, a master physicist shares his wisdom, and the burning questions he still ponders.
With wonderful skill, Booker Prize winner Anne Enright returns to the theme of the Irish family, this one headed by the long-suffering, strong-willed Rosaleen Madigan.
Historian David Sehat makes a strong case that forefather worship has had a pernicious effect on American politics.
Atkinson has a written what looks like a big, old-fashioned book – but watch out for the trickery.
A new biography posits Reagan as one of the two most important figures in 20th-century American politics.
Thomas Kunkel offers a portrait of a writer who specialized in finding great characters, real and imagined.
What was truly hysterical, suggests this well researched book, was the way real reporters blew the impact of the broadcast out of proportion.
"The Last Bookaneer" is essentially a heist caper, following literary thieves in pursuit of Robert Louis Stevenson’s unpublished last novel.
1920 was the year that America 'flourished almost by default; it was rich and on the verge of growing richer than any other nation in history.'
Ann Packer's gift for parsing complicated families all come to the fore in her latest novel.
Journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon follows the Cultural Support Team – a group of women supporting America's special operation forces in Afghanistan – through both the heaven and hell of battle.
The author of “Into Thin Air” and “Under the Banner of Heaven” looks at a national problem through one city’s history of sexual violence.
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