Steven Nadler’s fascinating survey of Golden Age Dutch culture, Cartesian philosophy and art connoisseurship.
Things fall apart when a young girl is left alone in the house with her emotional cousin.
The author of ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ returns with a novella for the Royal Ballet in London.
A novel about the unusual friendship between a South African refugee and an American expatriate.
A little boy faces the inky darkness in this charming book for children.
This picture-book introduction to the Beatles is a loving tribute.
Meg Medina’s gritty new novel for teens tackles the subject of bullying straight on.
Therese Anne Fowler, Erika Robuck and R.Clifton Spargo reimagine the most romantic couple of the ’20s.
In “The Roberts Court,” Marcia Coyle goes behind the scenes of four recent cases.
Robots will see us, hear us and respond to us; they will recognize our faces and perceive our smiles.
In “Beyond War,” David Rohde argues for the U.S. to work with moderates in the region.
Gavin Newsom’s “Citizenville” and Cass Sunstein’s “Simpler” apply trendy thinking to an old tradition.
“They Don’t Dance Much” is attuned to the ambiguities of human behavior and tightly controlled.
A science writer for The Washington Post, Margaret Webb Pressler decided to unravel the mystery of her husband’s biology.
In “The Spark,” Kristine Barnett tells how she and her son defied the experts.
Rick Atkinson’s “The Guns at Last Light” reconstructs the war in compelling detail.
In “Act of Congress,” Robert Kaiser shows how Congress succeeds and stumbles in governing.
In “Pope Francis,” the new pontiff speaks in his own words on his life and his Church.
In ‘Red Rover,’ Roger Wiens explores his work with the Curiosity mars rover and a laser that vaporizes rocks
In ‘Payback,’ Thane Rosenbaum examines why vengeance makes Americans squeamish
In ‘Country Girl’ the novelist reflects on her vigorous, fascinating life
Cita Stelzer goes to the table with the great British statesman
In “The Last Train to Zona Verde,” Paul Theroux goes to Africa to escape his routine.
“Through the Perilous Fight” about the War of 1812 recounts the burning of Washington and Fort McHenry.
The books Washington has been reading.
From novels to history to cooking and ghost stories, Post editors and critics offer introduction to capital.