Despite a world-renowned father and merry times at Christmas, the lives of the 10 children born to Charles Dickens were anything but easy.
These young freedom fighters are worthy of readers of all ages.
This young adult novel of female friendship and peril amid World War II is an unexpected gem.
New Yorker writer and CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin offers an astute and thorough analysis of the relationship between the Obama White House and the John Roberts-led Supreme Court.
While some parts of Stephen Alford's book are repetitive, his study of life during Queen Elizabeth I's reign is a thought-provoking read.
Mary Oliver's poetry collection showcases her clear, strong voice and celebrates nature.
Wallace Stegner's novel about a decades-long friendship between two couples is just as rewarding on its 25th anniversary as it was when first published.
Chris Ware's unusual graphic novel is a triumph of imagination and originality.
Writer Evan Thomas's perceptive analysis of the 34th president shows a shrewd operator who played his cards close to the vest.
Thessaly La Force's collection of essays on cultural figures' favorite books will fascinate any bibliophile.
Barbara O'Connor never disappoints. Like her other children's novels, this one is a keeper.
Mark Binelli offers a sharp, sad, insightful look at Detroit – a city so lost that it has made failure chic.
Journalist Melanie Kirkpatrick shares the harrowing stories of North Koreans desperate to escape a despotic regime.
Stephen Taylor offers insight into the complicated world of the British Royal Navy.
New Yorker writer Tom Reiss gives us the rattling good tale of the real Count of Monte Cristo.
You won't find a better book about the beginnings of the Cold War than this National Book Award-nominated study by Anne Applebaum.
This timely, important book should be required reading for city planners – and anyone simply hoping for a more walkable downtown.
Paul Elie's serious and inventive book asks: How has Bach in our time become a Godlike being whose center is everywhere?
Richard Russo's memoir of life with his mother is a vivid if devastating portrait of the complicated relationship that overshadowed his life.
Biographer Jon Meacham captures Thomas Jefferson as a person, not just a historical figure.