'I Shot the Buddha' has a chewy heft, in the fine tradition of its 10 siblings in the 'Siri Paiboun' series: history, geopolitics, chromatic characters, genus loci, the human condition, and the pilgrim’s progress.
Stanley Fish’s odd little book is not a study of rhetoric so much as a defense of his view that reality is rhetoric.
In 2012, Libyan novelist Hisham Matar was finally able to return to his native country to try to learn the fate of his father.
Mercy Wong, a sharp-eyed, entrepreneurial teenager wants to create a better life for her family. An earthquake crosses her plans.
Susie Steiner describes the search for a young woman of privilege. However, damaged and wary detective Manon Bradshaw is the heart of this novel.
Saif's diary records life in a place where war has become 'an everyday song, forever playing in the background.'
Yaa Gyasi’s powerful debut novel tells the story of two sisters, and their descendants, divided by the slave trade.
In a weirdly affecting new novel by Dave Eggers, single mom Josie takes her kids on a road trip across Alaska, bouncing from near-disaster to complete disappointment to something in between.
Alexander McCall Smith creates a collection of five short stories each based on an old black-and-white photograph.
Natalie Livingstone has written a marvelously readable story about centuries of life at a stately British mansion, as told through the lives of five women.
Julian Fellowes's first serial novel – 'Belgravia' – isn’t a book with great emotional depth, but what the story lacks in nuance it makes up for in a crackling plot.
David Hone's fantastic book is much more than just a celebration of the most charismatic of dinosaurs – it's also an in-depth look at what we know about them, and how we know it.
In Meera Syal's novel, a couple's hope to have a child leads them to international surrogacy, and a host of complications.
Philip Norman's big new life of Sir Paul makes the case for a rebellious spirit masked by a showman's charm.
Ever since the first settlers arrived in America, the relationship between humans and coyotes has been hostile. Now, author Dan Flores explores the idea of coexistence.
This modern comedy novel transforms the tale of Lady Jane Grey into a fictional festival.
Exploring challenging gender roles, Reyn parallels 18th-century Russia and present day New York City to see contrast and similarities in two wives's marital relationships.
The Library of American Comics mines some early Disney comic strip gems.
Author Ben H. Winters creates a fictional US in which slavery has never been abolished.
A Finnish journalist explains what the United States can learn from Nordic countries
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