A coming-of-age tale about a young girl growing up in Appalachia in the decade before World War II.
The story of Shakespeare’s First Folio – the most valuable secular book in the world.
Twelve monthly essays that take a writer through a year of challenge with humor, heart, and plenty of self-deprecation.
Richard Holmes paints a different picture of the Romantic Age, one in which scientific discovery and artistic creation shared close company.
The amazing tale of one of the most audacious scams in the history of art.
A history of blogging – and why it matters.
One simple, perfect French meal changed the life of Julia Childs.
The worries of a young Algerian immigrant trying to find a place in contemporary Paris.
McMurtry’s fifth and final novel about Duane Moore, whose story began in 1966’s “The Last Picture Show.”
Chiang Kai-shek has been unfairly condemned by history, argues a new biography.
Margaret MacMillan warns of what can happen when history is misappropriated.
Reclusive novelist Thomas Pynchon steps out of character with a thriller.
Gillian Gill offers a fresh examination of the remarkable marriage of Queen Victoria and her consort Prince Albert.
An exhaustively researched biography offers surprising revisions to Chinese history.
In a contemporary twist on “1,001 Nights,” a Lebanese grandmother spends her nights telling tales about her Arab-American family.
From spelunking to crochet, every hobby has its magazine. And Henry Bay has served as associate editor at most of them.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers a dozen short stories about Nigerians caught in the pull between Nigeria and the West.
Was animal rights activist Rod Coronado a victim of over-reaching prosecution – or did he get exactly what he deserved?
Chris Anderson explains why ‘free’ may be the most compelling price of all in today’s market.
There’s a mystery woven throughout this original tale of a teen and her troubled friendship.