Azar Nafisi tells of her struggles with both mother and country.
A novel imagines the lugubrious aftermath of a May-December romance.
A mystery with a film-noir feel for teens.
Scottish historian Niall Ferguson explores the links between money and human progress.
New York Times correspondent Patrick Tyler analyzes 50 years of US policy in the Mideast.
A humane, caring portrait of people in a troubled homeland.
Entertainment journalist Brian Raftery examines the odd art of karaoke.
US history as seen through the eyes of a young slave girl.
Classics professor Mary Beard examines the mysteries of Pompeii.
Todd Boss’s verse is spare, taut, and permeated with love.
The story of the 215-mile waterway that predates human civilization.
A novel paints a detailed portrait of England, from Thatcher to Blair.
A penniless aristocrat is forced into the workforce to save his estate.
In a dystopian future state, a teenage girl and boy must fight for their lives and their freedom.
Memoir of a D&D-obsessed adolesence.
Works that reflect America's aims and desires.
A wide-ranging look at the unexpected pleasures of walking.
'A Christmas Carol' was not just a book but rather a Victorian-era Christmas miracle.
George Herring deconstructs US foreign policy.
A thriller of Christmas past.