A poignant retelling of how it felt to grow up as ‘ears’ for deaf parents.
Mark Bitttman urges us to eat as if it matters.
The evolutionist wanted his theory to prove slavery wrong.
Inauguration Day poet delivers verse in a tradition of hope.
A provincial English newlywed discovers postwar Hong Kong.
Personal accounts add a new dimension to a history of the Great War’s bloodiest battle.
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.