Philosopher-author Alain de Botton asks: Why do we work?
How it felt to grow up at the National Review – with William F. Buckley Jr., as a mentor.
A music student renounces all to become a Buddhist monk – and then has second thoughts.
How America used to eat.
The relatives come for the weekend, but they never leave in this relentlessly witty family novel.
Urban meets rural in this memoir of life on a farm in the slums of Oakland.
When two sisters leave Ireland for New York in the 1950s, nothing turns out as they expect.
A biography of the journalist who believed he could change the world.
Novelist Edna O’Brien attempts a biography of the poet who was ‘Mad, bad, and dangerous to know.’
A philosopher turned motor-bike mender meditates on the rewards and joys of manual labor.
Historian Simon Schama offers a portrait of America with its complexities and contradictions.
An inspiring meditation on art by Michael Kimmelman, chief art critic of the New York Times.
Teens battle Titans in this lively update of Greek myths for middle readers.
The adventures of a cowboy and his ex-wife on a fishing trip gone very wrong.
The true story of the stranger-than-fiction heist of the Mona Lisa in 1911.
Christopher Buckley’s affectionate portrait of his larger-than-life parents.
The stunning story of a Ugandan man’s quest for the truth about the murder of his father, who was killed during the reign of dictator Idi Amin.
Journalist Greg Kot explores the new reality of pop music in a digital age.
A delightful, intelligent fantasy that has been called "Harry Potter for adults."
This final collection of short stories from John Updike makes a fitting coda to his career.