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.
Once again, a Grisham protagonist finds himself caught up in the machinations of a corrupt law firm.
A Parisian art dealer’s son and a young Louvre curator hunt for what the Nazis looted.
Nature writer Roger Deakin considers wood as a vital element of life.
A nonfiction collection examines African-American concerns in the Obama era.
Journalist Jan Wong chases through modern China in pursuit of a comrade whose life she may have ruined in the Maoist era.