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.
How America used to eat.
The relatives come for the weekend, but they never leave in this relentlessly witty family novel.