Relying on a skillful mix of comedy and pathos, Ben Ryder Howe tells how he became an editor by day – and a New York City deli owner by night.
Dad may be an acclaimed writer at the nearby college – but that doesn't prevent these kids from growing up unwashed and underfed.
Can 31 high school seniors build a world-class robot – and help to fix public education?
On a journey to Tibet, renowned travel writer Colin Thubron creates one of his most revealing and personally intimate works.
This powerful novel about a 9-year-old boy and his absent father offers an unnerving portrait of life in the Libya of Muammar Qaddafi.
What is most interesting about contemporary atheists is not what they have in common but rather their differences.
In powerful prose, a writer sketches his eventful journey to a better self.
Nearly a century after Lawrence of Arabia’s fame, many of his ideas about the Middle East remain prescient.
After 48 years of happy marriage, Joyce Carol Oates experiences widowhood.
British historian Dominic Sandbrook takes an engaging look at the US in the 1970s, seeking for connections between an era of lagging American self-confidence and the rise of today's right wing.
Nine New York love stories: Can a city be a matchmaker?
The perfect Valentine's Day gift: a biography of history's most famous philosopher-lovers.
Brian Greene’s latest foray into the great beyond explores the possibility that there is not one big uncharted universe but many.
A journalist in midlife crisis decamps to Bhutan to see if she can find contentment in the ‘happiest place on earth.’
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis spent longer working as an editor than she did married to either President Kennedy or millionaire Aristotle Onassis.
How one man's jaunt to Nepal became a mission of mercy.
A swashbuckling new edition of a story that never grows old.
The lies of leaders are often condoned – if they succeed.
These 18 gritty tales – edited by award-winning Haitian author Edwidge Danticat – offer unique perspectives on life in the struggling nation.
Thirteen writers give voice to their experiences in Soviet prison camps.