Journalist and former priest James Carroll uses his own life as a lens through which to explore contemporary American Catholicism.
After the genocide, ordinary Rwandans wonder: Can survivors and killers share hilltops again?
Three short reviews of poetry collections.
How 11 women have sustained a 40-year friendship – and how that bond nurtures them.
The writing is lovely but the romance feels creepy in Arthur Phillip’s latest novel.
An absorbing examination of the unusual life of Dorothy Wordsworth.
One woman’s quest to see as many of the world’s birds as possible.
David Foster Wallace on the difficulty – and importance – of living 'consciously, adultly, day in and day out.'
A decade after the Columbine school shootings, a journalist shines a light into the dark corners of the case.
A history of Ireland by the people who know it best - the storytellers.
This history of World War II from a German perspective is a superb study of a society at war.
Devastated by the loss of their child, an American couple try to rebuild their lives in India.
An engrossing account of the men who met in Philadelphia in 1787 to design a radically new form of government.
In this nontraditional memoir, novelist Paule Marshall explores the rich material that fueled her five decades of work.
The life story of a young man who transformed himself – and others – during his 11 years in prison.
Longtime Washington inside Leslie H. Gelb prescribes common sense as the antidote to US foreign policy blunders.
Let the games begin!
New Yorker reporter Dan Baum offers a vivid portrait of New Orleans from hurricane Betsy up through Katrina.
A warts-and-all biography of one of baseball’s living legends.
A young woman on a lonely farm struggles with competing desires for love and freedom in this thoughtful debut novel.