The lifework of Garry Winograd is also a personal commentary on three decades of life in America.
Ronald Frame imagines the past of an iconic Dickens character – the jilted and vengeful Miss Havisham.
'The New Countess,' the final book in Fay Weldon's trilogy set in the Edwardian era, showcases Weldon's deep knowledge of both the era and human nature.
A new collection of Dashiell Hammett's works includes some crime stories but also shows Hammett's exploration of other genres.
Magazine writer and author Paul Schneider offers an engaging exploration of the history of the Mississippi River and its impact on American life.
Martin Cruz Smith returns to investigator Arkady Renko in a thriller that is an intricate page-turner.
This deep dive into cartography leads to an exploration of religion, science, and history.
Rainbow Rowell's love story is the best young adult title to be released this year.
How to truly understand the scale and cost of the Battle of the Somme? Artist Joe Sacco depicts the horrific World War I conflict in a 24-foot-long panoramic drawing.
Rich Cohen looks at the legendary 1985 Chicago Bears team as well as the history of the Bears and of Chicago itself.
Roger Rosenblatt's latest memoir finds the author retracing the New York paths he walked during boyhood.
This may be the definitive biography of Britain's Edward VII – a man who grew from spoiled prince to beloved monarch.
John Grisham brings back "A Time to Kill" protagonist Jake Brigance.
Anya Von Brezmen's memoir describes her childhood in the USSR and how she and her mother cooked their way through their memories.
Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, the team behind 'Game Change,' chronicle the 2012 presidential election.
Novelist Ann Patchett's excellent essay collection ranges from dogs to writing to white-knuckled air travel.
Historian Robert Klara tells the compelling, surprising story of Harry Truman's little-known battle to preserve one of America's most famous buildings.
James L. Swanson provides a basic, clear-eyed, and complete narrative of Nov. 22, 1963, plus its prologue and aftermath.
In an unnamed South American country, a young boy comes of age, joins a theater troupe, and is taken on a journey in which art and life become blurred in confusing and violent ways
Wes Davis examines an extraordinary World War II mission – the kidnapping of a German general – and the swashbuckling men of letters who carried it out.