How a frightened, determined little girl made her way from political prisoner to CEO.
Lisa Graff's delightful, complex novel sends young readers searching for both a perfect cake recipe and a Talent with a capital "T."
A new case study in the vein of “Freakonomics” and “The Tipping Point” addresses the “why” of viral marketing.
The life of beautiful World War II torch singer Vera Gran – who became trapped in the Warsaw Ghetto – is one of the missing chapters from the story of "The Pianist."
Two recent releases chronicle the contentious history of blacks in the US military.
Gavin Newsom wants social media to reinvent government.
Suicide bombers are the opposite of brave, argues Adam Lankford.
Karen Russell's short stories go where the wild things are.
Guy Saville's debut novel is a thriller with the heart of a blockbuster and the head of a history junkie.
Amity Shlaes offers a fresh perspective on the 1920s and "Silent Cal," but infuses her narrative with ideology.
Phillip Lopate reflects on baseball, Brooklyn, and a mixed bag of other topics in his new collection of essays.
Woody Guthrie's novel, 60 years in coming, offers a fresh window into the past – and into Guthrie himself.
Katherine A. Powers tracks the creator of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves through his correspondence.
Dave Barry’s hilariously dark new farce hits all the right notes.
Meet the engineers, scientists, technicians, and logistical experts whose ingenuity and innovations caused the Allies to win World War II.
Celebrity chef Eddie Huang's memoir offers a hilariously unflinching look at the American dream from a 21st-century immigrant's perspective.
Looking through a hyper-personal lens, David Shields offers opinions and proclamations on what makes particular writers important.
Scottish detective John Rebus returns for another atmospheric mystery.
There's a glorious interplay between historical fact and fiction in this week's fiction roundup.
A new scholarly biography examines the life Rosa Parks – the icon America embraced yet never really knew.