A writer dedicates a memoir to his lost religious faith – and the father who inspired it.
Gen. George Custer for US president? Not if Ulysses S. Grant could help it.
Sophia Tolstoy spent a lifetime striving to be her husband’s keeper.
Three terrific books for middle-grade readers.
Two novellas deliver a sharp, ironic view of the Nazi occupation of France - written as it was taking place.
The 13th volume of Fantagraphics’ ‘Complete Peanuts’ series is a treat not to be missed.
Journalist Jonathan Eig presents a compelling portrait of America’s all-time favorite crime boss.
A biography of the justice who has become the anchor of the US Supreme Court’s liberal wing.
Jordan's Queen Rania Al Abdullah based children's book "The Sandwich Swap" on a memory from her own childhood.
How women in the Middle East are working to improve the standing of their own sex.
Two of America's best known poets offer new collections for poetry month.
Wendell Berry makes a fervent plea for poetry with a sense of community and place.
The characters in this striking debut short story collection wrestle with questions of success, failure, commitment, and responsibility.
Strong journalistic skills make this assessment of geoengineering lively, intelligent, and even humorous.
A compelling return to the unsolved mystery of the lost Roanoke colonists.
Alan Brinkley looks beyond the stereotypes to create a more nuanced portrait of magazine publisher Henry Luce.
Bush tea and empathy flow in the new ‘No. 1 Ladies’ Detective agency’ novel.
In "The Ghost," a prime minister's ghostwriter stumbles across some deadly secrets.
Diane Wakoski’s skill at mythmaking allows her to spin personal loss into engaging verse.
Brooke Newman’s memoir honors the numbers-savvy maid who delighted Newman’s mathematically brilliant father even as she saved Newman’s childhood.