Shakespeare was a typical man of his age – except for the ways in which he was utterly unique.
This deeply satisfying Scottish thriller focuses on the hunt for a mother and her young baby.
Twenty-seven writers explore the complex joys of grandmotherhood.
The quiet, contemplative story of a young woman leaving Ireland for a new life in the Brooklyn of the 1950s.
W.S. Merwin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection challenges our concept of reality.
A glimpse inside the world of the earth’s most massive creatures.
Keeping the US truly safe, argues a journalist, requires us to radically rethink our sense of safety.
Journalist Richard Conniff makes a habit of communing with the world’s most dangerous creatures.
Emails from moms that make you laugh, cry, or sometimes just scratch your head.
Jeffrey Toobin examines the nine personalities that sit on the nation's highest court.
How an upright, idealistic young Nigerian was recruited into the world of e-mail scams.
A man of brutal force, Cornelius Vanderbilt – for better and worse – helped to shape American business culture.
An Ivy League admissions officer worries about her school’s eager applicants, even as she struggles with a past secret of her own.
A church historian seeks out the stories of committed Christians who, over the centuries, have lived their faith and helped keep their church alive.
Oscar Wilde’s life viewed through the prism of his library.
A pocket-sized collection of poems about the power of music.
Mildred Armstrong Kalish's new memoir offers a warm-hearted retelling of life on a Depression-era Iowa farm.
Ruth Reichl pens a “left-handed Mother’s Day” card to her over-educated, unhappy parent.
Linked stories follow a Korean family uncomfortably trying to assimilate as they run a gift shop in a New Jersey mall in the 1980s.
The breezy, engaging memoir of a New York financial analyst who left her world behind to marry a poet and live in his native Slovenia.