The teacher grows along with her students in this lovely novel-in-stories.
New York Times columnist Tom Friedman exhorts us to unite to fight global warming and excess consumption.
The pursuit of happiness and love in modern-day Afghanistan.
A Chinese-American journalist steps into the heat and adventure of Beijing's kitchens.
Veteran Norwegian journalist Åsne Seierstad writes about mending the broken heart of Chechnya.
Poet Donald Hall shares the contents of a life through his loves and losses.
The true story of Anna of "The King and I."
A journalist learns to embrace the ancient roots of his past in Iraqi Kurdistan's Jewish community.
Philip Roth's new novel just rails against religion in 1950s America.
Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami writes about his love of long-distance running.
Roald Dahl's days as a savvy British spy in wartime Washington.
A comprehensive plan for children that has caught the eye of Barack Obama.
Marilynne Robinson takes another look at the lost son of 'Gilead.'
A look at the servants who helped to create a lifestyle for Virgina Woolf and the Bloomsbury crowd.
Kate Atkinson saves the best for last in her mystery trilogy.
Drug dealers, house renovation, and rebirth in West Harlem.
The truth behind the legend of General Sherman’s march to the sea.
A playwright goes in search of Israel as it really is.
A US journalist tells her story as one of Liberia's fallen elite.
A McCall Smith-like romance set in Kenya's expat community.