This collection of short pieces by Louise Erdrich is a rich sampler of her writing at its best.
A children’s book teaches young readers to find another side to seemingly scary people.
A lively account of the ‘exile’ of Pluto, everyone’s favorite ex-planet.
Temple Grandin explains what animals feel and why it matters
Margaret Atwood's "The Blind Assassin" is a killer novel, all right, but it can see exactly where it's going.
How a three-legged dog won the hearts of everyone from an angry homeless man to Barack Obama.
An outcast ‘giant’ discovers the magic of secret spells in this debut novel.
A 9-year-old offers some pretty sage advice on approaching the opposite sex.
A concise new biography marks the 200th birthday of Edgar Allen Poe.
A new book peels back the legend to examine FDR’s first 100 days.
A cultural survey of the history of race relations in the U.S.
Martin Luther King Jr. was no saint, but this nuanced biography confirms his many virtues.
A mystery novel offers a rare glimpse into life in North Korea.
Emily Post was a fierce egalitarian who believed that behavior – not income – defined class.
James Fallows offers insightful reporting on the rise of China.
New Yorker contributor Henry Alford hopes to uncover wisdom by talking with the elderly.
Jayne Anne Phillips’s new novel is a rich, deeply poetic tale of extraordinary familial love.
An in-depth look at the animal that was our national symbol.
A biography as tall as Lincoln himself.
C.J. Box turns out a compulsively readable thriller about an adoptive father fighting to keep his baby girl safe.