Shakespeare wrote three great works in 1606: 'King Lear,' 'Macbeth,' and 'Antony and Cleopatra.' Shapiro demonstrates that all three were marked by their time.
Nobel Prize-winner Kenzaburō Ōe's fifth novel starring alter ego Kogito Choko will be the densest, most rewarding 432 pages you'll read this year.
The story of a doomed cruise provides bittersweet laughs and an opportunity for the mother at its helm to examine her marriage, daughter, and self-image.
The first volume of Niall Ferguson’s new biography focuses attention on Kissinger’s life before he became the most revered and reviled statesman in modern times.
When she lost her job, Ruth Reichl retreated to her hilltop glass house in upstate New York and cooked.
New York Times correspondent Steven Lee Myers coherently, comprehensively, and evenhandedly tells the story of how Putin came to rule Russia.
Margaret Atwood's 15th novel depicts a mild dystopia in which the desire for freedom is pitted against the need for security.
With cutting inventiveness, one of today's best novelists examines a whirlwind marriage, and finds a new way to write about matrimony in the 21st century.
Moral philosopher Harry Frankfurter asks us to contemplate the 'doctrine of sufficiency' when it comes to money.
'Lock & Mori' adds a new layer to the Sherlock Holmes pantheon: two brainy, tender-hearted kids attempting to protect each other from dangers beyond their ken.
The fourth novel of Ferrante’s brilliant Neapolitan series is ablaze with dramatic incidents: adultery, suicide, political terrorism, more adultery, shocking betrayals, and a mysterious disappearance.
Calling all creators: Elizabeth Gilbert is your friend.
Why is an elderly Jesuit killed in a Chinese border town – days before the emperor is scheduled to arrive to view an eclipse?
Author and journalist David Maraniss turns back the clock to paint the picture of an American metropolis in its prime – with the seeds of failure already taking root.
Joyce Carol Oates's second memoir covers large swaths of her youth. Although less comfortable than her fiction, 'The Lost Landscape' offers insights into what drivers Oates's fiction.
Mary Karr addresses the place of truth and untruth in the memoir genre.
BBC correspondent Andrew Hosken ably chronicles and thoroughly documents the rise of ISIS and its leaders.
Although the idea of restoring a long-lost species may excite the imagination, O’Connor makes us question what exactly we would bring back or – once it was back – where that species would live.
A transporting immersion into the history of Hawaii, and the ways its native peoples held on to their way of life in the face of colonial exploits.
Shelley Pearsall's newest middle-grade novel follows the story of Arthur, a 13-year-old who must work to make up for a violent crime against the old Junk Man.
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