In this dark comedy of family life, everybody wants to be somebody else, somewhere else.
One of Woodstock’s creators looks back on the festival’s 40th anniversary.
Colum McCann’s evocative new novel imagines how it felt to watch Philippe Petit from below.
How an asocial loner created the Internet’s greatest social network.
True grit: How the Dutch and their queen experienced the Nazi occupation.
A series of short texts portrays the city of Johannesburg through the eyes of a fiction writer and resident.
An original and thought-provoking examination of the trial and execution of Socrates.
There's still every reason to be wild about Harry.
This debut novel blends the history of the Salem witch trials with the tale of a 1991 Harvard student who makes some surprising discoveries about her family’s past.
Two brothers on the trail of Pancho Villa dip into dark territory in this spare, poetic story.
War in Lebanon is seen through the eyes of a precocious 8-year-old narrator.
A catchy title for an alternative history of American popular music.
A swashbuckling new edition of a story that never grows old.
Rick Bass again assumes the role of America’s 21st-century Thoreau.
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.