The star attraction in McPhee's book on writing isn't the method but the man.
Rushdie's twelfth novel feels like a rehash of old themes with a 21st-century gloss.
Oxford historian Robert Service examines the overthrow of the Russian Tsar Nicholas II in February 1917.
Celebrity librarian Pearl - best known for her book recommendations – comes out with her first novel.
Boyne's new novel follows its protagonist throughout the decades, from birth in 1945 to age 70, and the story encompasses a great deal of history.
Author Karin Esterhammer talked her husband into selling nearly everything they owned to move to Vietnam with their 8-year-old son.
Stanton served in two key cabinets posts for two of America's worst presidents (James Buchanan and Andrew Johnson), as well as for Abraham Lincoln, whom he helped to win the Civil War.
Le Carré's latest novel allows him to revisit his beloved earlier novels from a gripping new perspective.
Allusive, quirky, questioning, 'Letters' is a challenging text.
Ken Follett returns with the final (we think) Kingsbridge story, now skipping ahead a couple of centuries to the Elizabethan era.
After 25 years away, memoirist Kapka Kassabova returns to her childhood home where Bulgaria, Greece, and Turkey intersect.
Biographer John Suchet does not look closely at Mozart's extraordinary musical creations, but he does provide an engaging glimpse into the life of a remarkable young man and his world.
Penny – whose books wind up on Best Novels of the Year lists, not 'just' Best Mysteries – is a one-woman argument against literary snobbery.
A Rohingya refugee girl collects rain water at a makeshift camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Sept. 17.
Bob Berman's 'Zapped,' Max Tegmark's 'Life 3.0,' and Richard Dawkins's 'Science in the Soul' succeed in turning science books into good summer reads.
Robert K. Sutton brilliantly brings history to life in this thoroughly researched and passionately recounted story.
A portrait of the actor who gave life to the larger-than-life.
In the new novel from the author of 'Gods Without Men' and 'Revolution,' an attempt to fabricate a work of art sets off a voyage into the darkness of American history.
Poet Jill Bialosky illuminates for us the joys and tragedies that have shaped her – saved her – through poetry.
Sixteen-year-old protagonist Eugenia 'Genie' Lo is much more interested in getting into Harvard than in learning that she is a Chinese deity.
Fawzi al-Qawuqji spanned a remarkable period in Arab history and led a life well worth examining.
The genius of Mary McCarthy's fiction, writes Melissa H. Pierson, is that she lets no one off the hook.
The book's title is an actual place: a vast apartment building – built in 1931 for the new Communist ruling elite – standing on an embankment in the Moscow River, just opposite the Kremlin.
Bruce Handy’s brief but deeply satisfying survey of children’s literature marries curiosity, humor, and downright excitement.