The lives of three prominent Civil War-era women illustrate the drama that took place off the battlefield.
The writer’s block of a poet becomes the excuse for Nicholson Baker’s daft, brilliant, hilarious novel.
Forty years later, Paul Theroux returned to Africa where he began writing.
A gentle, masterly tale of love and betrayal in a small Irish farm town.
Margaret Atwood’s dark, sharp, dystopic novel picks up where ‘Oryx and Crake’ left off.
A journalist records what he sees of the ‘surge’ during eight months in Iraq with an American Army battalion.
The author of "Remains of the Day" offers up his first book of short fiction.
A boy and an elephant yearn for home and family in Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo’s magical tale.
Two decades later, a journalist remembers the rapid crumbling of European communism.
Another Beatles book? Yes, maybe the best ever.
Robert Langdon, professor of symbology and star of ‘The Da Vinci Code,’ risks fresh peril exploring Masonic mysteries in the US capital.
Family, race, and religion mingle in Lorrie Moore's incisive coming-of-age novel about a college girl disillusioned by what she sees of adult life.
A historian delves into Islamic history to illuminate the roots of the Shiite-Sunni schism.
A New Yorker writer examines that civic paragon of green living: New York City.
Not content with Facebook, a writer travels the globe to catch up with 12 childhood pals.
When disaster strikes, ordinary human beings very often do extraordinary things.
A sly literary puzzle masquerading as a novel.
A little sister struggles for a place in her parents’ hearts – and the world – after losing her older sibling.
This sequel continues the adventures of the children whose parents work on Alacatraz Island.
Music, race, politics, and history come together in this author’s examination of the year he spent in New Orleans.