A novel about a guided tour through Nazi concentration camps makes for a haunting end to the life and career of 20th-century master Peter Matthiessen.
Son Kim speaks for his father William Stafford, shaping a powerful new collection from the thoughtful poet's work.
Who is the true enemy in Afghanistan? NY Times reporter Carlotta Gall points the finger at Pakistan.
The elusive nature of happiness is the theme that runs through Mona Simpson's sixth novel, about a California teen who spies on his parents as their marriage crumbles.
Biographer Adam Begley explores the life of the American writing legend in 'Updike,' while the Library of America has released a collection of 186 Updike short stories in the boxed set 'John Updike: The Collected Stories.'
Michael Ruhlman recognizes the humble white orb as a fundamental building block of cooking.
Does this new short story collection jibe with Lorrie Moore's rock-star reputation?
In a series of sharp and witty essays, novelist and Marxist thinker Benjamin Kunkel works his way through some of the left's most complex scholarship.
Sports Illustrated staffer Kostya Kennedy explores the controversial baseball star's life in a smart, balanced biography.
In graphic novel form, 'World War Z' author Max Brooks tells the story of the 369th Regiment, the first African-American infantry unit to fight in World War I.
Dinaw Mengestu's powerful third novel toggles between Uganda and the Midwest to tell the story of two young men who come of age during an African revolution.
Richard Overy's exhaustively researched, well written, and definitive new book undertakes a complete review of the Allied air war in Europe.
Essays from the author of 'Austerlitz' offer clues to the inner life of a beloved but often enigmatic writer.
A Nigerian expatriate returns to Lagos, with altered vision.
Hope, fear, pathos, and drama pack this history of the Atomic Age.
Ransom Riggs offers up a sequel to his popular young adult novel 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.'
Susan Rieger's debut novel is a witty and charming epistolary novel, constructed entirely from the case file of a very nasty divorce.
Was the poet famed for his lowercase aesthetic an all-caps talent?
The physics behind reality may be hard to grasp – but Alan Lightman makes trying fun.
What can you learn about life biking from Oregon to New York?