The life of Trudy Ederle, first woman to swim the English Channel.
Journalist Patrick Radden Keefe follows the story of the boss of a human smuggling ring.
John Updike’s 18 stories charting the marriage and divorce of Joan and Richard Maples.
Tracy Kidder’s true story about a Tutsi medical student who fled to the US illustrates the power of forgiveness.
A.S. Byatt's stunning novel about books and their readers.
Two warm-hearted titles for late-summer reads.
A novel set during the 30-year oppression of Korea by the Japanese.
Former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni writes movingly of his love-hate relationship with food.
Rome’s decline began at the top, contends British historian Adrian Goldsworthy.
The gap between ambition and reality is examined in this novel about two music-loving Bombay families.
Pat Conroy’s first novel in 14 years follows a group of young friends on into adult life.
Mr. March, from 'Little Women,' enlists to fight for equality.
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.