A journalist's journey by foot from Shanghai to Tibet offers a fascinating look at a part of China seldom seen by foreigners.
Louis Auchincloss shares glimpses of his remarkable life – both as a writer and a highly privileged New Yorker.
What happens when a Manhattanite in a white designer blouse meets an exasperatingly idealistic organic farmer.
How are are Africa’s religions faring in the 21st century? Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul visits to find out.
Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' was not just a book but rather a Victorian-era Christmas miracle.
Another look at the life of Voltaire, the 18th-century philosophe whom many would call the greatest, most interesting man of his epoch.
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt shared “one of the most interesting and radical marriages in history," contends biographer Hazel Rowley.
Mary Oliver’s 20th volume of verse is one of her most appealing.
John Grisham does not disappoint in his latest thriller about an innocent man hours away from execution on death row.
"The Jane Austen Book Club" meets "84 Charing Cross Road."
Ken Follett’s “Century Trilogy” is off to a strong start with "Fall of Giants" – a massive, compelling story of World War I.
Did Americans really know Dwight David Eisenhower? Based on this memoir by Eisenhower's grandson, the answer is no.
The world’s fourth-largest country is undergoing transformation at a break-neck speed. What does that mean for the rest of us?
John Lennon’s life was as inspired and messy as were the 1960s.
Stephen King puts the bite back in vampires with the creation of a more robust American breed.
His troubled connection to his homeland is a key theme in this uneven but thoughtful collection of the writings of Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish.
Historian and Cadbury relative Deborah Cadbury chronicles the struggle for global chocolate supremacy, a battle which pitted unbridled capitalism against pious Quaker idealism.
Two young women, living in vastly different times, encounter the American Revolution.
A Thanksgiving story that offers a dark view of America at the close of the 20th century.
The 1860 race for the US presidency was a wild tangle of political strategy and skullduggery.
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