How Thoreau set the Concord woods on fire.
For 9-year-old Suleiman, childhood in Tripoli means a disappearing dad and a mom who tells stories that burn his young ears.
Once again Elmore Leonard revs the plot, dials up the banter, and produces a novel you’ve got to stay up all night to finish.
Africa’s No. 1 female detective probes the mysteries of the human heart.
Her latest collection of poetry proves Frieda Hughes to be a writer capable of standing on her own.
Gerald Martin’s comprehensive biography of Gabriel García Márquez is so complete that we may never need another.
NPR reporter Barbara Bradley Hagerty uses journalism’s tools to explore the intersection of spirituality and science.
A novelist imagines her way into the heart of the relationship between sisters, rivals, and artistic collaborators Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell.
Lewis and Clark discovered new lands and peoples, but their greatest challenges led inward.
A nonprurient, endearing portrait of one of America’s most beloved actors.
An ambitious, intelligent, overstuffed novel about three years in the life of Charlie Chaplin
A biography of Ivar Kreuger – audacious con man and the Bernard Madoff of his era.
A young blogger offers a soulful collection of essays about the bonds created when we share meals.
One of our most thorough historians reexamines some early American icons.
Shakespeare was a typical man of his age – except for the ways in which he was utterly unique.
This deeply satisfying Scottish thriller focuses on the hunt for a mother and her young baby.
Twenty-seven writers explore the complex joys of grandmotherhood.
The quiet, contemplative story of a young woman leaving Ireland for a new life in the Brooklyn of the 1950s.
W.S. Merwin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection challenges our concept of reality.
A glimpse inside the world of the earth’s most massive creatures.