On its 100th anniversary, a history of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
How a pair of wealthy identical twins made one of the most significant scriptural discoveries in history.
Semiotics intertwines with murder in this mystery set in a medieval abbey.
The story of life with a remarkable blind cat.
Wry humor and middle-aged meditation give flavor to Richard Russo’s novel about two beach-side weddings.
The life of Trudy Ederle, first woman to swim the English Channel.
Journalist Patrick Radden Keefe follows the story of the boss of a human smuggling ring.
John Updike’s 18 stories charting the marriage and divorce of Joan and Richard Maples.
Tracy Kidder’s true story about a Tutsi medical student who fled to the US illustrates the power of forgiveness.
A.S. Byatt's stunning novel about books and their readers.
Two warm-hearted titles for late-summer reads.
A novel set during the 30-year oppression of Korea by the Japanese.
Former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni writes movingly of his love-hate relationship with food.
Rome’s decline began at the top, contends British historian Adrian Goldsworthy.
The gap between ambition and reality is examined in this novel about two music-loving Bombay families.
Pat Conroy’s first novel in 14 years follows a group of young friends on into adult life.
Mr. March, from 'Little Women,' enlists to fight for equality.
A coming-of-age tale about a young girl growing up in Appalachia in the decade before World War II.
The story of Shakespeare’s First Folio – the most valuable secular book in the world.
Twelve monthly essays that take a writer through a year of challenge with humor, heart, and plenty of self-deprecation.