Aside from the fact that they are all third novels by award-winning novelists, this month's fiction roundup offers plenty of variety – from a dark fable set on the coast of Newfoundland to a portrait of a Midwestern family in flux to a journalistic thriller set in Nigeria.
Americans relaxed at the end of a three-day weekend marking Memorial Day. But millions of them also paused to remember and to honor those who’d lost their lives in military service.
Journalist Joel Brinkley calls Cambodia "a country of 13 million people who are being terribly abused."
Sgt. 1st Class Paul Ray Smith's family received the Medal of Honor during White House ceremonies in 2005 for his actions during the Iraq invasion. He was killed when his unit was attacked by Iraqi forces at the Baghdad airport on April 4, 2003 and is credited with saving hundreds of lives.
Children of migrant workers dance outside containers used as classrooms during an after-school program initiated by Compassion for Migrant Children in Beijing.
Sarkozy, Obama, and the other leaders at the G8 should be evaluating the policies that have brought them to the brink of financial ruin. Unfortunately, their attention will be elsewhere: on Internet regulation, for one thing.
Singer Bob Dylan performs during his show in Vietnam's southern Ho Chi Minh city on April 10. Dylan was in Vietnam for a one day performance.
Mohammad Alishan, a performer from India's eastern state of Jharkhand, performs a stunt as he drives a car on the walls of a 'Well of Death' at a fair in Srinagar.
Possible presidential candidate Rick Santorum says Sen. John McCain 'doesn't understand how enhanced interrogation works.' Who knows better than the former POW?