The Monitor’s annual gift guide to the best fiction books of 2008.
The Monitor’s annual gift guide to the best nonfiction books of 2008.
Reverend Nash rides into an ash heap of troubles worthy of Job.
Calvin Trillin offers a delightful record of the 2008 presidential campaign in verse.
Four illustrated stories to delight early readers.
Science and history are made fun in these lively tales.
Real stories about interesting lives are colorfully narrated for young readers.
For readers ages 8-12, two fantasy tales with charm to spare.
A lively mystery about great art, a boy, and his unlikely helper.
Wall Street greed laid bare.
Alan Gratz’s fresh spin on Shakespeare makes superb reading for older teens.
Photosynthesis may be the energy answer we seek.
How the Great Books turned an educational movement into a door-to-door sales pitch.
Writers recall their most memorable meals.
Two new novels center on the complex, competitive love between sisters.
Malcolm Gladwell examines patterns in the lives of extraordinary achievers.
Barack Obama gives readers a blueprint of his view that America requires "a different kind of politics."
The story of a fictional family followed through several generations of turbulent Russian history.
Who was Cleopatra? British historian Joyce Tyldesley tries to tell us.