Thomas Kunkel offers a portrait of a writer who specialized in finding great characters, real and imagined.
What was truly hysterical, suggests this well researched book, was the way real reporters blew the impact of the broadcast out of proportion.
"The Last Bookaneer" is essentially a heist caper, following literary thieves in pursuit of Robert Louis Stevenson’s unpublished last novel.
1920 was the year that America 'flourished almost by default; it was rich and on the verge of growing richer than any other nation in history.'
Ann Packer's gift for parsing complicated families all come to the fore in her latest novel.
Journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon follows the Cultural Support Team – a group of women supporting America's special operation forces in Afghanistan – through both the heaven and hell of battle.
The author of “Into Thin Air” and “Under the Banner of Heaven” looks at a national problem through one city’s history of sexual violence.
A powerful father-son bond allowed the Nicholsons to mastermind treason and hoodwink the US not once but twice, all right under the nose of a clueless system that failed spectacularly.
Patricia Park's debut novel is a sensitive, witty tale of the search for belonging.
Michael Morell, former Deputy Director of the CIA, presents a memoir that is both an eye-opener and a warning.
An exiled Irish girl turned émigré mother of New York lives a full life in just under 150 pages.
In an age of new connectivity online and beyond, a reporter finds empathy for those who’ve faced mortifying infamy.
An obituary in the London Times called inventor, fugitive, and spy Geoffrey Pike 'one of the most original yet unrecognized figures of the twentieth century.'
The true and fascinating story of three 19th-century Japanese girls who 'spanned the globe and became fluent in two worlds at once.'
McCullough, who belongs to what might be called the triumphalist school of American history, gives Wilbur and Orville Wright heroic treatment.
In her eleventh novel, the Nobel Prize winner continues to create beauty from the anger and defining wounds of her characters.
In this taut and techy tale, protagonist Tanya Barrett must battle powerful enemies to uncover the truth about her father and herself.
'Humans haunt more houses than ghosts do,' notes Angela Flournoy in her evocative novel about the complicated feelings connected to a family home.
Richard Goldstein offers a first-hand report of '60s counter-culture and rock.
Award-winning journalist Sam Quinones combines thorough research with superlative narrative skills to produce a horrifying but compulsively readable book about opiate addiction in the United States.