In this darkly comic memoir, Brockmeier renders his unhappy childhood with startling precision and insight.
Tambora, which erupted in 1815, caused temperatures to plunge around the globe, offering valuable lessons on climate change today.
'Light' centers on a German teenager and a young French girl who meet during World War II.
Kai Bird's biography of Robert Ames – a CIA operative whom Bird praises as an almost perfect spy – offers valuable insight on the Middle East.
Cynthia Bond's debut novel is often gorgeous and frankly harrowing.
Famed food blogger Molly 'Orangette' Wizenberg tells the messy, explosive, and exhilarating story of giving birth to a restaurant.
Nigel Hamilton studies FDR's relatively overlooked role as military leader during World War II.
New Yorker writer Evan Osnos examines the remarkable lives of China's strivers.
Glenn Greenwald, the reporter who broke the Edward Snowden story, offers further details on his contacts with Snowden and the US government's surveillance system.
Bestselling biographer Michael Korda examines the life of legendary general Robert E. Lee who, despite being the subject of many books, remains an enigma.
Ward Just's excellent novel about a foreign service officer posted to Indochina in the 1960s may be his finest work to date.
'Zone One' author Colson Whitehead explores the strange world of poker and the people who have built their lives around it.
Lawrence Goldstone tells the story of the decade when men took to the air.
Earl Swift chronicles the history of a 1957 Chevrolet station wagon, blending cultural history with sharp personality profiles of those who owned the car.
Journalist Jen Doll looks back at the weddings she's attended – and the hijinks that happened at them – with a witty, charming voice.
Journalist Andrew Hussey examines the tumultuous history of France and its Arabs in the wake of the Algerian War.
This is not a biography of Leonard Cohen: it's a spiritual odyssey.
Historian Mark Perry has crafted a perceptive, authoritative biography of the legendary general.
Ayelet Waldman has built a haunting and clever story around the Hungarian Gold Train, which held the possessions of Hungarian Jews killed in the Holocaust.
Uncoiling a Booker Prize winner's tightly wound collection of short – at times very short – stories.