This final collection of short stories from John Updike makes a fitting coda to his career.
A pair of Chinese sisters battle their way through the Japanese occupation of Shanghai and on to America.
W.S. Merwin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection challenges our concept of reality.
The life of playwright and entrepreneur Beaumarchais offers a window into the transformation that brought France to revolution.
A second look at the tangled tale of America’s first impeachment trial.
A gentleman farmer and writer savors the rhythms of life on the land.
Henry Ford was the very image of the America of his day: idealistic and far too self-assured.
How constant behind-the-scenes bickering helped Britain and America win World War II.
More than a love story, this novel serves as a meditation on culture, modern Iran, and the power of what is left out.
This sumptuous companion book to a BBC series examines our planet and its wild inhabitants.
A slim new biography celebrates the life of icon and activist Pete Seeger.
Foreign correspondent Neil MacFarquhar serves up a memoir that is part-journalistic account, part-foreign-policy primer on the Middle East.
How Thoreau set the Concord woods on fire.
For 9-year-old Suleiman, childhood in Tripoli means a disappearing dad and a mom who tells stories that burn his young ears.
Once again Elmore Leonard revs the plot, dials up the banter, and produces a novel you’ve got to stay up all night to finish.
Africa’s No. 1 female detective probes the mysteries of the human heart.
Her latest collection of poetry proves Frieda Hughes to be a writer capable of standing on her own.
Gerald Martin’s comprehensive biography of Gabriel García Márquez is so complete that we may never need another.
NPR reporter Barbara Bradley Hagerty uses journalism’s tools to explore the intersection of spirituality and science.
A novelist imagines her way into the heart of the relationship between sisters, rivals, and artistic collaborators Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell.