Journalist Greg Kot explores the new reality of pop music in a digital age.
A delightful, intelligent fantasy that has been called "Harry Potter for adults."
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.