At the close of the Civil War, a unique moment in US culture.
The poetry of Fred Marchant explores literal battles as well as those of the mind and spirit.
Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s prequel to “The Shadow of the Wind” is a twisty, sarcastic ode to books.
A foreign correspondent writes of her longing to adopt two Iraqi war orphans.
A balanced, beautifully written book about the horrors of the Bataan Death March.
Forty years later, another look at man’s first walk on the moon.
A firsthand account of the plot to assassinate Hitler, written by its last survivor.
Two teens learn a lot about themselves – and American history – when they’re forced to spend the summer with their grandmother.
A gripping account of 1776 – a year of "sustained suffering" and "phenomenal courage."
Murder and mayhem haunt an executive chef in the restaurant of a London hotel that has seen better days.
This poignant short story collection puts a personal face on the devastating crisis in Zimbabwe.
The story of two blues-crazed teens who became one of the best songwriting teams of the 20th century.
What are the quirky dishes with which we comfort ourselves when dining solo?
Satchel Paige: the biography of an ace pitcher and racial trailblazer.
Using a stray reference in "Moby Dick," a novelist creates the story of Ahab's wife.
An elderly New York couple must deal with a terrorist threat, a real estate predicament, and – worst of all – a crisis with their pet.
Stalin is gone but not forgotten in this dark, suspenseful sequel to “Child 44.”
Philosopher-author Alain de Botton asks: Why do we work?
How it felt to grow up at the National Review – with William F. Buckley Jr., as a mentor.
A music student renounces all to become a Buddhist monk – and then has second thoughts.