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.
Why Shirley Temple was one of the most iconic figures of 1930s.
A comedy of Russian art and politics finds a frustrated writer being torn apart at the seams.
Journalist Ann Scott Tyson examines the complicated life of Army Special Forces Major Jim Gant.
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has a good story to tell and she tells it well.
Entomologist Edward O. Wilson chronicles the audacious – yet successful – effort to bring Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park back to life after near devastation.
Journalist Todd Miller explores life under the expanding watch – and lucrative industry – of Homeland Security.
A collection of short poems and photographs give lyrical voice to the citizens of Afghanistan's borderlands.
A former employee of the Environmental Protection Agency charges the United States government with turning a blind eye to the systematic poisoning of America’s food supply, animals, water, and people.
Author and historian Ramachandra Guha tells the story of a complicated clash of civilizations, embodied in the experiences of the young Mohandas Gandhi.
How does Pixar turn out movie after movie that's praised for originality and character development? The studio's co-founder and president Ed Catmull offers an inside look at how Pixar nurtures creativity.
A novel about a guided tour through Nazi concentration camps makes for a haunting end to the life and career of 20th-century master Peter Matthiessen.
Son Kim speaks for his father William Stafford, shaping a powerful new collection from the thoughtful poet's work.
Who is the true enemy in Afghanistan? NY Times reporter Carlotta Gall points the finger at Pakistan.