This collection of beautifully written autobiographical essays reveals much about the worldview of celebrated Nigerian author Chinua Achebe.
Mary Karr tells the story of her failed marriage, her struggles with alcohol and mental illness, and the peace she finally found in prayer.
Well-known writers recall the big names they encountered on the way up – both those that helped them and those that hindered.
New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell delves into everything from Enron to 9/11 to pit bulls.
A tale of love, illusions, and life's possibilities.
The energetic memoir of Harold Evans, a newspaperman who refuses to sing the blues.
Barbara Kingsolver magnificently re-creates 1930s Mexico City in her first novel in nine years.
American women have traveled a long road since the 1960s.
Marking the 50th anniversary of ‘The Tin Drum,’ a new English translation gives Günter Grass’s classic a fresh musicality.
Selections from 85 immigrants tell what it means to become an American.
Is feel-good actually bad?
Toni Morrison's poignant tale of tragedy in 1920s Harlem.
Novelist Jonathan Lethem’s ambition and talent outstrip his focus in this provocative tale of urban life.
A new novel from Richard Powers poses a disquieting question: Is it abnormal to be happy?
Novelist Michael Chabon surveys the emotional terrain of life as a husband, father, and son.
The true story of a Chinese bus mechanic who risked his all in a symbolic challenge to China’s dictatorship.
Margaret Drabble’s memoir takes a powerful, disquieting look at the ways we attempt to stave off depression.
The real-life fairy tale of Françoise d’Aubigné, little-known second wife of France's Sun King.
A Baptist minister brings his version of salvation – and his family – to the simmering Congo of the 1960s.
“Wolf Hall,” winner of this year’s Booker Prize, offers a sympathetic portrayal of Thomas Cromwell, the power behind Henry VIII's throne.