From the master, a suspenseful, poignant tale about a dissatisfied reader who exacts revenge.
A dictionary of the deliberately deceptive language of politicians, generals and other powerful people.
In ‘Running From Office,’ Jennifer L. Lawless and Richard L. Fox explain why young people disdain politics.
Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus recount their years of abuse after their kidnapping by Ariel Castro.
A music scholar takes a new look at the troubled life and the beautiful art of an American master.
A perfectly tuned story about classical music and those who play it.
Kenneth W. Ford recounts his role in the invention of the hydrogen bomb.
An affecting, touching story about the way black people live in St. Louis.
‘Uprooted,’ by Naomi Novik; ‘Seveneves,’ by Neal Stephenson; and ‘Gracekeepers,’ by Kirsty Logan.
The annual $5,000 prize is given in honor of Bernard Malamud by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation in Washington.
Zachary Leader’s “The Life of Saul Bellow” is stuffed with a staggering amount of detail about the novelist.
A visual guide to laughing in the face of adversity.
Three books take a micro, colorful look at Napoleon’s final defeat at Waterloo.
Tom Brokaw recounts his diagnosis and treatment of multiple myeloma.
Oliver Sacks chronicles the hilarious errors of his professional life and the fumbles in his private life.
John Hemming follows three British scientists who made significant discoveries in the Amazon.
A rediscovered work by the British noir writer is as alluring as it is disturbing.
Mr. Zinsser, a onetime journalist and longtime teacher, taught generations how to write with clarity and vigor.
Poems ‘create larger fields of possibilities,’ says the author of ‘Ten Windows’ and ‘The Beauty.’
A zany-brainy tale of a teenage lesbian who sleeps with a gay man. And that’s just the beginning.
The books Washington has been reading.