Paula Byrne's engaging ‘partial’ bio of Evelyn Waugh focuses on his relationship with the family who inspired "Brideshead Revisited."
Book No.3 in the Harry Potter series is a genuine page turner.
An Oxford don turned management consultant shows how your most mundane moments are grounded in philosophy.
Four books offer insight into the 2008 financial crisis that shook the US economy.
Chang-Rae Lee toggles between Korea, New York, and Italy in this epic novel of grief and survival.
Michael Lewis ("Liar's Poker" author) makes a brisk, illuminating story out of the run up to the 2008 financial collapse.
Acclaimed novelist and playwright Ngugi wa Thiong’o writes of his Kenyan childhood.
How Muslims are forging a 21st-century Islam.
A close look at the last four years of Mark Twain's life.
Sports author John Feinstein offers a primer on March Madness and the drama surrounding the NCAA basketball tournament.
This quirky book posits taxidermy as a window into cultural history.
Jane Austen meets Alexander McCall Smith in this charming debut novel.
George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove keeps his cards close to the vest in this memoir about his political career.
Noted policymaker Diane Ravitch says she was wrong to jump on the No Child Left Behind bandwagon.
A young fundamentalist grounds her heaven here on earth.
The story of a Chinese-American "bridge" club.
A long overdue biography of one of the greatest baseball players of all time.
Mystery, betrayal, folklore, and a hint of magic work together in this enchanting debut novel set in 1930s England.
What’s wrong with the higher education system in the US and how can we fix it?
The latest collection of essays by quintessential New Yorker writer John McPhee includes some of his most personal writing to date.