How did Jane Austen become a superstar?
Journalist Kai Bird draws on memories of a childhood spent in the Middle East to shape this exploration of the region’s conflict.
Nearly three decades of informal classroom chats with some of America’s finest poets.
A collection of essays that examine all manner of things spiritual.
New Yorker editor David Remnick examines Barack Obama’s unprecedented political odyssey.
Warning: This case is "more addictive than crack."
A chance to see the sketches behind the work of comic book master Alex Ross.
Ella Mae Johnson shares the wisdom garnered in more than a century of courageous and generous living.
Memoirist and essay writer Phyllis Theroux tracks six eventful years of her own life.
The autobiography of 32-year-old Mosab Hassan Yousef, the eldest son of Hamas co-founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef, is packed with real-life drama.
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.