A novel from Louise Erdrich, inspired by the German side of her family.
New Yorker writer Tad Friend on the deleterious effects of growing up WASP.
Britain’s class-conscious society is the backdrop to this story of a middle-aged immigrant obsessed with a newer, younger arrival.
For the first time, a glimpse of the Kennedys from the inside.
Bill Clinton reveals much in 79 taped conversations with historian Taylor Branch.
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.