An intriguing meld of mystery and literary history centered on Dickens’s last novel.
A shy, stay-at-home young woman becomes the unlikely heroine of this highly entertaining historical novel.
Why democracy is slow to take root in the Third World.
Bioethicist Peter Singer challenges all of us to rethink our ideas about “a good life.”
The story of the world’s biggest unsolved art theft.
A new biography illuminates both John Cheever’s gifts and his struggles.
The extraordinary range of "Atonement" suggests that there's nothing Ian McEwan can't do.
A college professor travels abroad after the untimely deaths of his wife and son.
From atomic bombs to cellphones, a history of uranium’s rise.
A young white woman decides to interview the black maids in her hometown.
A former Israeli commando questions the value of war.
A four-footed K-9 dropout proves he has the stuff to solve a mystery.
A vivid, opinionated journey through the world of Islam.
A scientist, a bird, and an unexpected 30-year friendship.
A prequel to ‘The Maltese Falcon’ tells how this unlikely duo came to be.
Despised at home, Hoover was a savior to many Europeans
David Grann follows the lost trail of Amazon explorer Percy Fawcett.
The struggles of a religion reporter whose work begins to erode his faith.
Charles Dickens stars in a thriller.
This improbably buoyant novel combines Shakespearean romance, suspense, satire, and a pastiche of styles.