Nature writer Roger Deakin considers wood as a vital element of life.
A nonfiction collection examines African-American concerns in the Obama era.
Journalist Jan Wong chases through modern China in pursuit of a comrade whose life she may have ruined in the Maoist era.
A Florida class trip turns into a quest to save a panther and her cub.
Like his young country, Mark Twain was rough, raw, and wholly original.
T.C. Boyle's latest novel is a wild and improvisational examination of Frank Lloyd Wright and the women he loved.
A violinist with a stalled career tries to teach a gifted, troubled teen.
Two books for young readers explore Lincoln as a family man.
Born on the same day, Lincoln and Darwin shared an eloquence that changed the world.
Of the 60-plus Lincoln books released this season, several stand out.
Biographer Ronald C. White traces the spiritual and intellectual evolution of Abraham Lincoln.
Neil Gaiman's instant classic follows young Coraline into the ideal family living right next door.
A wickedly funny retelling of King Lear and his court in a make-believe England.
A 7-year-old narrator with an unforgettable voice carries this debut novel.
A poignant retelling of how it felt to grow up as ‘ears’ for deaf parents.
Mark Bitttman urges us to eat as if it matters.
The evolutionist wanted his theory to prove slavery wrong.
Inauguration Day poet delivers verse in a tradition of hope.
A provincial English newlywed discovers postwar Hong Kong.