Katherine Boo's story of residents in a Mumbai slum is meticulously researched and told with unblinking honesty.
An unsettling history of British and French machinations in the Mideast.
First test: See how you do with this book.
Egyptian journalist Ashraf Khalil brings insight and thorough reporting to his account of the end of the Hosni Mubarak government.
While football star Walter Payton's biography is making headlines, don't miss 'Captain for Life,' Harry Carson's poignant and revealing autobiography.
British travel writer James Palmer offers a quick, highly readable account of a pivotal moment in China’s recent past.
How the 1992 Duke and Kentucky teams took a trip into college basketball immortality.
Anti-feminist provacateur Caitlin Flanagan takes us into the world of adolescent girls – but, unfortunately, fails to bring us into the 21st century.
How a scholarship program brought color to Holy Cross
How we got to this grim pass in our political and economic system
Veteran writer Roger Rosenblatt offers a second memoir about his struggles to cope with grief after the death of his daughter.
A messy memoir from an important African voice.
What lessons can the US learn from the anger simmering in some of Europe's Muslim communities?
Historian Elizabeth Dowling Taylor tells the unsettling story of a Founding Father and his slave.
When and why did the Republican Party tip so far to the right?
Travel writer Pico Iyer examines his own obsession with famed English novelist and fellow globetrotter Graham Greene.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo's first English-language collection of poems and essays offers a fearless critique of the China that has imprisoned him.
John Lewis Gaddis's biography is an important examination of a man who shaped the current American way of life.
Pauline Kael became the voice for a new generation of film-goers.
Delicious recipes are paired with an in-depth guide to 59 apple varieties.