Terror and redemption alternate in this darkly lyrical adventure set in the Depression-era South.
There was no GPS. How did your ancestors navigate?
Poet Liao Yiwu's account of four years spent in a Chinese prison is raw and disturbing yet also a deeply human and essential read.
James S. Robbins urges today’s Americans to ‘recognize, honor, and carry forward the grand experiment of the first new nation.’
A novelist tries to make very modern music out of a work of fiction.
This collection of Calvino's letters unveils the correspondence of a writer at the heart of modern literature's revolutions.
Polymath bandleader Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson chronicles his life in beats.
For every moment that Italy annoys Tim Parks, there are two in which it delights him.
On the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Lincoln scholar Allen C. Guelzo offers a detailed account of the battle, with a focus on the human side of the history.
Swiss painter Christian Brechneff's story – a beguiling mix of genres, from travelogue to art guide – is the next best thing to actually going to a Greek island.
Natalie Whipple's debut young adult novel about an invisible teen fleeing her gangster dad is buoyed by well-executed plot twists.
Rebecca Solnit's delightful book asks why we tell stories – from German fairy tales to "Frankenstein" to the stories of our own lives.
He was a gladiator, rebel, and hero of Hollywood. But who was the man behind the myth?
How a scrappy team of Washington rowers pulled past the world at the Berlin Olympics.
Neil Gaiman has written a fairy tale for adults, reminding us that childhood memories never go away, even when we think we have forgotten them.
Gregory Orr's twelfth collection of poems is one of this year's most intriguing, imaginative books of verse.
Based on his own story, popular Islamic blogger Amir Ahmad Nasr argues that the Internet will be for Islam what the printing press was for Christianity – a driving force for reform.
'The Ocean at the End of the Lane,' is being hailed as Gaiman's first book for adults in eight years. But is it really?
NPR 'literary detective' Paul Collins chronicles a gripping real-life murder mystery, set in New York City circa 1800 – the first truly tabloid crime in our nation's history.
Albert Camus's 1957 work shows his outrage over the suffering of Algeria's Arab and Berber populations.