In a move that is alternately naive, courageous, and entertaining, British journalist Adharanand Finn transplants to Kenya to learn from the world's best runners.
The Wind Through the Keyhole" – a "Dark Tower"-related novel set in the fictional Mid-World – is unlikely to be ranked among Stephen King’s top works, but it's still plenty entertaining.
The most accurate Biblical codex in Jewish tradition – a book revered both for its linguistic precision and its beauty – has been a victim of intentional deceit and government cover-ups.
This first-rate travel book is – like all the best travel books – most fascinating when it has the author at its center.
The author's great-grandfather was the Bernie Madoff of his age – a Ponzi schemer and con man who cheated a US president and kidnapped his own son.
Although somewhat comparable to "Memoirs of a Geisha," this tale of North Korean women forced into the sex trade is a darker, crueler story.
Historian Alice Kessler-Harris attempts an artistic, political, and moral portrait of a challenging subject: Lillian Hellman.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Steve Coll takes a close look at secretive behemoth that is Exxon Mobil.
Economic equality has slipped to an alarming low in the United States. In "The Great Divergence" Timothy Noah does an excellent job of telling us how this happened – and why it matters.
The historical lessons of Gregg Jones's exhaustively researched book about the US's campaign in the Philippines deserve to be remembered.
Author Julia Alvarez and her husband Bill travel to Haiti for a wedding – and then find themselves tied to a country and a culture.
It's not just oil and gas, warns Michael T. Klare in this first-rate wake-up call. Planet Earth is now in danger of running out of just about everything.
The notably unsentimental Jonathan Franzen offers a clear-eyed defense of sentiment in this essay collection.
From Brooklyn to Philly to Houston: Is the American city of today becoming more like Paris?
Florian Werner's book is a bright biography of the animal that's given us so much.
In the union of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert he played the leading role – and she was only too glad to have him do so.
Mary Bly – writing under pen name Eloisa James – turns her Facebook posts into a delightful diary chronicling 12 months in Paris.
Todd Boss's new book of poems, 'Pitch,' serves up subtle music from a young master.
A posthumous memoir from longtime Monitor poet Norma Farber.
This lavishly illustrated history of the year 1616 is both enthralling and frustrating.