The tragic story of a group of Americans who sought a better life in 1930s Russia.
A young girl dreams of Siberia and of skies that are "cold and clear."
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A compelling portrait of China's new working class.
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How computers and data patterns are invading our lives.
Korean-American adoptees talk about their experiences growing up in a predominantly Caucasian world.
Dennis Lehane's ambitious new novel evokes a dark chapter of US history.
The true story of a young family that rescued a zoo.
A Palestinian-American teen is the narrator in this funny, moving, debut novel.
A West Pointer's diary of his year in Baghdad.
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.