Mio Yamato inherits her grandfather’s samurai sword – along with a mandate to battle evil.
Horton Foote's life and work were so closely intertwined, this biography demonstrates, that it's hard to know where Horton Foote, the man, ends and where Horton Foote, the writer, begins.
Henderson Smith’s tale of suffering and the hope of rescue in the northern West is on this critic’s short list of the year’s best fiction.
Recreational reading boosted morale and celebrated free thought for America’s World War II troops.
Drawing on a 13th-century manuscript, Thomas Asbridge has fashioned a rare and fascinating biography.
Former US poet laureate Donald Hall, now 86, says the poetic muse has left him. But Mary Oliver, Ted Kooser, and others are going strong.
Children are the stars in Julie Blackmon’s timeless, unsettling images.
Everything, nothing alters in decades of photos shot in the Arkansas Delta.
'Moriarty' is far gorier than anything Arthur Conan Doyle ever penned.
Eugene Yelchin, author of 'Breaking Stalin's Nose,' offers a wonderful companion novel for middle-grade readers.
A 14-year quest yields thoughtful, dignified portraits of ancient trees.
Booth's new biography of British poet Philip Larkin seems intended, in large part, as an exercise in rehabilitation.
A long time ago, a galaxy far, far away proved to be immensely lucrative.
Fans of William Goldman's 'The Princess Bride': This is a book for you!
Sigrid MacRae’s family memoir is also her own voyage of discovery, as she learns about her parents' dramatic past.
A New York Times magazine photo director chronicles her workday inside a landmark skyscraper.
How the creator of Archie Bunker brought political awareness to the idiot box.
An American operative goes missing in Africa in a thriller from the author of 'Tree of Smoke.'
Richard Bascombe ponders everything from aging to race in America in Richard Ford's fourth novel featuring the one-time real estate salesman.
Middle-schooler Maddy Winter is drawn into the past when she joins her dad in a rural Pennsylvania town.