In this nontraditional memoir, novelist Paule Marshall explores the rich material that fueled her five decades of work.
The life story of a young man who transformed himself – and others – during his 11 years in prison.
Longtime Washington inside Leslie H. Gelb prescribes common sense as the antidote to US foreign policy blunders.
Let the games begin!
New Yorker reporter Dan Baum offers a vivid portrait of New Orleans from hurricane Betsy up through Katrina.
A warts-and-all biography of one of baseball’s living legends.
A young woman on a lonely farm struggles with competing desires for love and freedom in this thoughtful debut novel.
Is India ready for global leadership?
An Ivy Leaguer spends a semester undercover at a fundamentalist Christian university – and is surprised by what he discovers.
Elaine Showalter’s absorbing tour of the American women writers’ pantheon.
The lies one man told himself about the Vietnam War.
Two sisters discover passion during the War of the Roses.
This debut novel sets an old-fashioned Gothic tale amid the ‘eternal snow’ of Wisconsin.
Daniel Wolff examines the lives of 12 Americans and the educations that made them.
Poetry that helped today’s women find a voice.
A journalist examines the life of an Iraqi general to understand why good people serve evil regimes.
A journalist explores the world of umpires.
When society focuses too tightly on feminine beauty, it's not a pretty story for women.
An insider's look at Torre's years with the N.Y. Yankees.
Today more people see their later decades as years of adventure, change, and growth.