This debut novel by Kimberly Elkins tells the story of Laura Bridgman, once the celebrated face of the Perkins School for the Blind.
Writer Nick Jans discovered a wolf living near his home in Juneau, Alaska – an ambassador from the wild who appeared to delight in friendly canine company and accepted humans as well.
It's a sad story, but in the end, Joe DiMaggio was the one man on whom Marilyn Monroe could depend.
A tech-savvy and youthful population may be changing the Middle East faster than Westerners realize.
Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim nation and the world's third-largest democracy, but writer Elizabeth Pisani says the country 'punches below its weight on the world stage.'
The obscure Norwegian writer has taken the literary world by storm with his six-volume, 3,000-page epic of the quotidian.
Among the colonists, rebellion began early and ran deep.
Author Lynne Cheney avoids Madison's failings, but it's hard to argue with the author's position that he played an extremely important role in securing 'liberty and happiness for generations to come.'
A South Korean woman remembers the 1980s and her college years – a time of turmoil, violence, and ominous disappearances.
Journalist Anand Gopal takes readers beyond the familiar accounts of the Afghan war through the eyes of American soldiers or Western reporters.
This delightful historical novel-in-verse by award-winning author Margarita Engle tells the story of the creation of the Panama Canal through various character voices – some historic, some fictitious, and some taken from the animal world.
In her new novel, high-profile blogger Emily Gould creates characters who struggle to find a path from idealistic youth to realistic adulthood.
Religion – and not politics – is at the core of this examination of the strengths and weaknesses of Carter's presidency.
This smashing biography – an updated American version of a 2007 British edition – transports readers to a not-so-stuffy Edwardian England and the far edges of the British Empire
It's almost impossible not to cry while reading this man-and-dog love story about an abandoned puppy rescued by a World War II hero.
The author who famously moved to a sun-drenched European villa recollects her childhood in the American South.
Sylvia Jukes Morris's new title dexterously details the second half of Luce's life.
David and Charles – two of the four Koch brothers and the sixth richest people in the world – are regularly accused of buying elections.
Susan Jane Gilman's latest novel sometimes has too much exposition, but the story of Lillian Dunkle, a founder of soft-serve ice cream, is a refreshing read.
With World Cup–level prowess, a soccer fanatic delves into the beautiful game's Latin American heart.