The scriptures have power to both divide and conquer.
American journalist Larry Rohter analyzes the dramatic transformation of Brazil over the course of the past four decades.
Who are today’s 20-something activists? Meet nine of them in this book.
A Middle East analyst seeks, through many conversations and a bit of offbeat humor, a resolution to the conflict.
An artist traces a century of heartbreaking family history by pursuing the path of a group of tiny, beloved objets d’art.
How did we get from "Show Boat" to "Shrek the Musical"? A well-researched look at the history of American musical theater.
A young white woman kicks up a storm when she decides to interview the black maids in her Mississippi town.
Smith’s seventh Arkady Renko novel serves as a textual "film noir" glimpse of today’s Russia.
An end to the threat of a nuclear bomb? Not quite yet.
Jonathan Franzen’s latest is already the year’s biggest novel.
This nonfiction account of a man tracking a tiger in Russia’s far east reads like a detective story.
What might you expect on a flight to Mars? Here’s the nitty gritty.
In a dystopian future state, a teenage girl must fight for her freedom – and her life.
Photojournalist Tom Carter spent two years capturing China’s people and their lives through his camera lenses.
The third installment of Suzanne Collins’s “Hunger Games” trilogy may be this summer’s hottest book.
The true story of a sugar baron’s star-crossed life in Cuba.
What a mother experiences while her son fights in Iraq.
Was Winston Churchill really the absolutely stalwart defender of the British Empire that we imagine him to be?
Jonathan Franzen probes his past and finds an abundance of discomfort to explore.
This lively tale of 10th-century Viking exploits can best be described as a Scandinavian swashbuckler.