Margaret MacMillan warns of what can happen when history is misappropriated.
Reclusive novelist Thomas Pynchon steps out of character with a thriller.
Gillian Gill offers a fresh examination of the remarkable marriage of Queen Victoria and her consort Prince Albert.
An exhaustively researched biography offers surprising revisions to Chinese history.
In a contemporary twist on “1,001 Nights,” a Lebanese grandmother spends her nights telling tales about her Arab-American family.
From spelunking to crochet, every hobby has its magazine. And Henry Bay has served as associate editor at most of them.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers a dozen short stories about Nigerians caught in the pull between Nigeria and the West.
Was animal rights activist Rod Coronado a victim of over-reaching prosecution – or did he get exactly what he deserved?
Chris Anderson explains why ‘free’ may be the most compelling price of all in today’s market.
There’s a mystery woven throughout this original tale of a teen and her troubled friendship.
In this dark comedy of family life, everybody wants to be somebody else, somewhere else.
One of Woodstock’s creators looks back on the festival’s 40th anniversary.
Colum McCann’s evocative new novel imagines how it felt to watch Philippe Petit from below.
How an asocial loner created the Internet’s greatest social network.
True grit: How the Dutch and their queen experienced the Nazi occupation.
A series of short texts portrays the city of Johannesburg through the eyes of a fiction writer and resident.
An original and thought-provoking examination of the trial and execution of Socrates.
There's still every reason to be wild about Harry.
This debut novel blends the history of the Salem witch trials with the tale of a 1991 Harvard student who makes some surprising discoveries about her family’s past.
Two brothers on the trail of Pancho Villa dip into dark territory in this spare, poetic story.