The adventures of Brown Dog, Jim Harrison's 'wonderful backwoods nitwit,' are collected in one rollicking set of linked tales.
Diane Johnson – best known for giving us scenes of expat life in Paris – has written a curious but engaging memoir about her Midwestern ancestors.
The life (and near-death) of the Big Easy, inventively mapped.
In brief and provocative biographies, Judith Mackrell explores the lives of six influential women of the Jazz Age.
A slave revolt on the high seas sheds light on many historical ironies.
James Carville and Mary Matalin defend and explain their famously bipartisan marriage.
"The Secret Life of Bees" author Sue Monk Kidd weaves her own narrative into the real-life story of abolitionist Sarah Grimké.
Can the man who coined the phrase "Seize the day" still teach us how to live vibrantly?
The warmth of Philip Roth's breath is on every page of Claudia Roth Pierpont's new biography.
Literary magazine editor Wendy Lesser leads readers through what feels like a book club discussion on steroids – brainy, personal, and occasionally off topic.
Gary Shteyngart takes a dark, funny look at his Soviet-Jewish roots.
U.N. assistant secretary general Heraldo Muñoz offers a well-researched account of the life, death, and legacy of Benazir Bhutto.
British historian Beau Riffenburgh tracks the undercover private eye who took on organized crime in the Wild West.
Writers Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian take a look at the world of NCAA football and the troubles that have come with its exploding popularity.
James Dashner's young adult novel centers on an online video game, but even non-gamers will find this story enthralling.
A new biography argues that FDR's courageous response to polio was key to his statesmanship.
In this first full-length biography of pioneering self-help guru Dale Carnegie, Steven Watts makes the compelling argument that Carnegie's story is the story of America.
Naturalist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas examines her family, her work, and her alcoholism in a memoir that showcases both her pugnacity and her warmth.
In a visual diary, Tom Wood recorded scenes of blue-collar life in his own backyard.
This collection of historian Mary Beard's reviews of books about classics is a source of wisdom, insight, provocation, and deep pleasure.