How a new star of the chess world rose from the slums of Kampala.
Two new Lincoln-related biographies offer further evidence that we will never tire of reading about our sixteenth president.
This anthology of short stories from The Paris Review – selected by 20 contemporary authors – includes some deeply pleasurable discoveries.
Salman Rushdie’s story of living under a ‘fatwa’ is ultimately a moving tale of fidelity to principle.
Sharon Creech's latest work – a mystery poised somewhere between fantasy and reality – is a true literary treat for ages nine and way up.
Two very different books depict life in India’s second largest city.
'The Long Walk' is a powerful, intimate, disturbing look at the ways that war can infect the life of a soldier.
The second book of Ken Follett's 'Century' trilogy is a gift to lovers of popular fiction.
Nearly three decades later, Jonathan Kozol revisits the families of deep poverty who have populated his books.
'Conning Harvard' is a fascinating look at a scandal written by a talented young journalist.
Blogger Luisa Weiss's celebration of German cuisine separates 'My Berlin Kitchen' from the pack of food memoirs.
On the 50th anniversary of the publication of "Silent Spring," William Souder offers a compelling portrait of Rachel Carson and the birth of the environmental controversies we know today.
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan writes of decades spent pursuing the elusive goal of world peace.
Strom Thurmond, the Senate's champion of segregation, endured long after the Dixiecrats were history.
New Yorker writer D.T. Max offers up the first full-length biography of David Foster Wallace.
This uncommon book gives readers a chance to experience haiku both visually and textually.
Rachel Cusk has been accused of violating her family's privacy, but 'Aftermath' remains a brilliantly observed memoir.
'Solo' – a no-holds-barred, tell-all autobiography – has already rocked some boats.
Any Broadway fan will find Dominic McHugh's story of the life and times of 'My Fair Lady' a fascinating read.
Two memoirs about Ghana – a country that is easy to love but confoundingly difficult to cultivate.