A smart, witty novel about a nice, middle-class dad tempted to try crime to keep his family afloat.
In her best novel since “Possession,” A.S. Byatt spins a tale from details of the life of children’s book author Edith Nesbit.
An exploration of the life and death of football star and US Army enlistee Pat Tillman.
What happened when single-parent Simon Carr let his boys be boys.
The story of the largest wildfire in the history of the United States.
A novel from Louise Erdrich, inspired by the German side of her family.
New Yorker writer Tad Friend on the deleterious effects of growing up WASP.
Britain’s class-conscious society is the backdrop to this story of a middle-aged immigrant obsessed with a newer, younger arrival.
For the first time, a glimpse of the Kennedys from the inside.
Bill Clinton reveals much in 79 taped conversations with historian Taylor Branch.
The lives of three prominent Civil War-era women illustrate the drama that took place off the battlefield.
The writer’s block of a poet becomes the excuse for Nicholson Baker’s daft, brilliant, hilarious novel.
Forty years later, Paul Theroux returned to Africa where he began writing.
A gentle, masterly tale of love and betrayal in a small Irish farm town.
Margaret Atwood’s dark, sharp, dystopic novel picks up where ‘Oryx and Crake’ left off.
A journalist records what he sees of the ‘surge’ during eight months in Iraq with an American Army battalion.
The author of "Remains of the Day" offers up his first book of short fiction.
A boy and an elephant yearn for home and family in Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo’s magical tale.
Two decades later, a journalist remembers the rapid crumbling of European communism.