A dramatic retelling of the 16th-century clash of Christian and Muslim armies.
A history of Chartres, "the most perfect cathedral ever created."
In the chaos of upended lives after 9/11, a cricket connection is made.
Mao may be gone but a legacy of repression lives on.
A 'House of Wits' that dazzled even as it disappointed.
How an 18th-century playboy fell in love with the serf he made into a star.
Larry McMurtry's life and times as a bookseller.
A British journalist offers a colorful look at an ancient land and its people.
Jane Gardam's short stories depict the challenges of aging in a changing world.
Ideals clashed with reality in the 1960 Olympic Games.
Novelist Ethan Canin's pitch-perfect 'America, America'recalls small-town America before Watergate.
Ian Frazier turns his dry and sometimes dark wit on everything from parenthood to global warming.
With a nod to Ian Fleming, 007 takes on Tehran.
Mark Kurlansky considers the future of Gloucester, Mass., and its fishermen.
A debut novel by Zoe Ferraris delves into the social complexity of Saudi Arabia.
Uwem Akpan's short stories view bitter facts with the beauty of compassion.
David Sedaris finds the humor in life's little absurdities.
A chance to break French bread with an expert.
Dogs on trains and maps of imagination
'BOING-ing' ducks and pesky brothers