A novel set in the Syrian city of Aleppo counters the images of war with a multi-faceted, fragile portrait of the city's human past.
A Syrian attorney asks: 'What has happened to our country?'
A novel of Iran in the decades leading to Revolution is both a love story and a political epic.
The improbable story of how a group of comedians turned the world of political journalism on its ear is told from the inside.
Pankaj Mishra looks to the past for understanding – and to the future with a question mark.
Born in Nigeria to Bangladeshi parents, Hoque's journeys take her from Africa to middle-class America to an Ivy League college and finally to the country of her birth.
'Glass House' is Lancaster, Ohio, native Brian Alexander’s account of his hometown and its change from a prosperous, vibrant community to a bedroom town with a lot of minimum wage jobs and very little hope.
Marine biologist Shannon Leone Fowler tells of losing her boyfriend to the ocean, only to find a new world in the company of strangers.
Millions of adults who owe these little books a debt they can never fully repay.
Three outstanding new books celebrate Black History Month with offerings in genres as disparate as literature, military history, and social justice.
'A Divided Spy' works as a standalone, but most readers will find themselves craving more time with the moody but engaging protagonist.
These small, fast bands of deadly World War II operatives worked outside standard War Office protocols to wreak a maximum of damage behind German lines.
Up until now, the theft and destruction of more than 100 million books and religious tracts by Hitler's Third Reich has gone largely unreported.
The moon passes in front of the sun, creating a solar eclipse visible in the southern hemisphere, seen from from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday.
New York Times poetry critic David Orr is like the smart, provocative guy who is invited to every dinner party because he’s so insightful and makes people laugh.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees spokesperson Melissa Fleming writes the story of Doaa al-Zamel, a young Syrian refugee who is her own profile in courage.
A formerly fabulous ad executive walks Manhattan on New Year’s Eve in 1984.
Elliot Ackerman, who also wrote the critically acclaimed novel 'Green on Blue,' served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, earning a Silver Star, a Bronze Star for Valor, and a Purple Heart.
The works in this volume form an astute grouping of figures whose interwoven families and fortunes shaped much of the political history of the Roman world in the first century BC.
The lives of two immigrants teens collide in NYC – despite impossible odds and with unimaginable potential.
'Bill Clinton,' like the rest of the excellent 'American Presidents' series, offers a quick sketch of early life and career, and then a thoughtful overview of time in office.
Katherine Arden's debut novel features a clever, stalwart protagonist, determined to forge her own path in a time when women had few choices.
All three books have the same basic story to tell: how the nation's 44th president took office against the most openly stated across-the-board Congressional opposition of a generation.
The Rumi we know today might never have emerged, if not for three profound friendships.
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