Vanessa Manko’s wistful, perceptive debut novel tells the story of a Russian engineer who yearns for his family during a stateless exile in Mexico City.
Scholar Brian Catlos argues that the Crusades were more a struggle for power than a battle about religion, and stresses the many moments of cultural integration and strategic cooperation during the era.
Susan Vreeland's latest focuses on a collection of paintings hidden during the Nazi occupation of France and then unearthed after the war.
While parallels between ancient Rome and the US are revealing, our contemporary political scandals are mundane by the standards of antiquity.
Editor John Schulian does not turn away from the dark side of football, but neither does he forget the joy, inspiration, and even the humor to be found in the game.
This heartfelt and thoroughly readable story about a boy coping with the loss of his father is more than just a delightful end-of-summer read.
From Istanbul to Odessa, Charles Cumming's latest spy tale is packed with the classic pleasures of a really good thriller.
William Deresiewicz, Ivy League grad and former professor, critiques current standards at colleges, but offers little data to back up his assertions.
Michael Harris wishes to gently wake us from the 'swarm of noise' so that we may recall the benefits of silence.
A Brighton Beach family’s saga bends Russian literary tradition into mordant modern comedy.
Social geographer Alastair Bonnett explores the challenge – and delight – of searching for undiscovered territories in the age of Google Earth.
German author Peter Schneider tries to articulate what Berlin is today, as a community, a quarter century after reunification.
Hampton Sides blends human drama with suspense and engrossing play-by-play descriptions to tell the tragic and triumphant story of the USS Jeannette.
Haruki Murakami's latest novel has its moments, but sometimes falters as it ranges over the less-than-grand terrain of near-middle age.
Amy Bloom’s new book is an entertaining, moving, quasi-historical escapade featuring a plucky girl who graduates from the school of hard knocks.
Journalist Howard W. French travels through Africa to meet up with some of the one million Chinese migrants now living and working there.
Historian-composer Jan Swafford tackles one of the most monumental figures in classical music in a biography that presents Ludwig van Beethoven more as a man and less as a legend.
With echoes of C.S. Lewis’s “The Last Battle,' Grossman crafts a thoroughly satisfying finale for his 'Magician’s Trilogy'
Rick Perlstein deftly sketches American malaise in the mid-1970s and posits that a longing for stability and simplicity paved the way for Ronald Reagan.
Nick Harkaway's third novel somehow manages to be – all at once – a piercing comedy, a suspenseful thriller, a critique of industrial capitalism, and a domestic melodrama about parenthood