In Nick Laird's third novel, the everyday drama of a Northern Ireland family is overshadowed by a past that can't quite be left behind.
Margot Livesey becomes our guide into the hidden machinery behind great stories.
A Harvard-educated idealist takes a two-year teaching job in one of the country’s most depressed, segregated cities – then returns again when a beloved student goes to jail.
Bestselling author Ben Mezrich tells a true story of genetics research being done at the cutting edge of science, morality, conservation, and – some might argue – humankind.
In her final book, a historian looks to take an objective measure of the administration of an American icon.
What happens when you sell a house you love this much?
Ian Bassingthwaighte's debut novel centers on refugees and resettlement officers living in Cairo, as longtime Egyptian president Husni Mubarak steps down.
Christian Science Monitor correspondent Stephanie Hanes profiles Boston philanthropist Greg Carr, who fell in love with Gorongosa and launched a campaign to bring its wildlife back.
Arundhati Roy's first novel in two decades returns to the religious divisions polarizing India.
Lucy Worlsey's new biography covers familiar ground but also offers some distinct angles.
Laura Dassow Walls's work offers a well-crafted biography of Walden’s most famous resident.
Journalist Inara Verzemnieks fuses world history with personal history as she travels to Latvia to trace the surviving branches of her family.
Archeologist and historian Patrick Hunt distills his survey of literature about the Second Punic War into a brightly dramatic story that covers virtually every anecdote connected with Hannibal.
Participants drive their cars during the Ennstal Classic oldtimer rally on the road to Soelkpass, Austria, on July 20.
Mark Kurlansky takes his idiosyncratic approach on a trip to the fabled Cuban city.
David Sedaris has made a literary career out of transforming the events of his life into mordantly comic prose. What does a look into his source material tell us?
This imaginative reconstruction of the life of a centuries-old town is 'a superb work of intelligence, originality, and tremendous enterprise.'
Toscanini's life intersected with the lives of a range of fascinating figures, including Puccini, Verdi, Mahler, Horowitz, the relatives of Richard Wagner, and diabolical characters like Mussolini and Hitler.
A stranger bearing a large bill arrives in the small muddy town of colonial New York, and high jinks ensue.
'Sea Power' author and admiral James Stavridis has created a thoroughly fascinating look at how the world's major bodies of water and politics intersect.
When an East Delhi man sells his website sale for a 'windfall,' he and his wife struggle to adjust to a newly luxuriously style of life.
To mark the 250th anniversary of John Quincy Adams's birth, the Library of America has brought out a spell-binding edition of his life-long diary.
President John F. Kennedy and civil rights leader Martin Luther King are profiled in parallel but unconnected stories.
David King's engrossing and well-researched new book provides context explaining why so many tolerated Hitler before and after his failed beer hall putsch.