Classics professor Mary Beard examines the mysteries of Pompeii.
Todd Boss’s verse is spare, taut, and permeated with love.
The story of the 215-mile waterway that predates human civilization.
A novel paints a detailed portrait of England, from Thatcher to Blair.
A penniless aristocrat is forced into the workforce to save his estate.
In a dystopian future state, a teenage girl and boy must fight for their lives and their freedom.
Memoir of a D&D-obsessed adolesence.
Works that reflect America's aims and desires.
A wide-ranging look at the unexpected pleasures of walking.
'A Christmas Carol' was not just a book but rather a Victorian-era Christmas miracle.
George Herring deconstructs US foreign policy.
A thriller of Christmas past.
Wally Lamb’s latest novel imagines a couple engulfed in the emotional aftershocks of the Columbine school shootings.
A lively look at 1815-1848, America's coming-of-age era.
Longer lives have added "bonus years" to marriage.
J.K. Rowling serves up five fairy tales for wizarding and Muggles readers alike.
The guru of modernism is now revealed through a rich trove of letters.
Louis Auchincloss’s 65th novel finds relevance in Wall Street attorneys of a bygone era.
A grand, rambling, serendipitous treasure-house of material about books and the people who have loved them.
A reader struggles to reconcile her childhood passion for the Chronicles of Narnia with her more critical adult nature.