The physics behind reality may be hard to grasp – but Alan Lightman makes trying fun.
What can you learn about life biking from Oregon to New York?
Olen Steinhauer has penned a high-stakes international thriller that expertly blends dubious government behavior with memorable characters.
A history of etiquette suggests its spiritual dimension.
The many wanderings and permutations of the Olympian deities is the subject of a lively new book by the classicist Barbara Graziosi.
Helen Oyeyemi upends the whole Snow White story, tossing out apple, dwarves, glass coffin – and replacing them with an unsettling book that casts a spell of its own.
Daniel Gordis examines the life of 'the most Jewish of Israel's prime ministers,' a man Gordis says has been profoundly misunderstood.
Spouses are for sale in the first volume of a new dystopian-future series.
Jane Bowles's radical fiction was as defiantly unconventional as its author.
Kevin Cook's book clears up the misconceptions surrounding the famous New York City murder case.
Rebecca Newberger Goldstein makes a compelling case for the value of a life of genuine introspection.
Natalie Lloyd's debut novel is an appealingly real and multi-layered story with a vast cast of characters.
Lebanese-American author Rabih Alameddine fits an entire, richly lived life into one day – finding room for war, tragedy, AK-47s, and lots of literature.
How a quintet of legendary American film directors were forever changed by their service in World War II.
Jerome Charyn channels Lincoln in a memoir imagined to have been written by America's 16th president.
Boston Globe features editor Doug Most serves up plenty of colorful drama with the story of the battle between Boston and New York to build America's first subway system.
In her new novel, 'The Dressmaker' author Kate Alcott explores the ramifications of the murder of a Lowell mill girl.
A Mexican family's comic woes vibrantly recall both Greek mythology and the young James Joyce.
Is the Internet revolutionizing global dissent?
David Brion Davis offers valuable insight on 'the peculiar institution,' as practiced from the 1780s to the 1880s, in the third installment of his trilogy examining slavery around the globe.