A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America
A Pulitzer Prize-winning poet looks at his troubled youth, his father and the plight of black men in America.
An American Marriage
When a man is sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit, his marriage is challenged in unexpected ways.
A young publishing assistant has an affair with an American literary giant who sounds very much like Philip Roth.
Beneath a Ruthless Sun
A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found
Set in 1950s Florida, a riveting tale about a young man wrongly accused of murder, and the woman who helped free him.
Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling
A poignant, insightful and sometimes exasperating memoir by a New York Times reporter who covered Hillary Clinton for 10 years.
A thrilling reimagining of the myth of Circe, the witch in Homer’s “The Odyssey.”
The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
A highly critical account of America’s 17 years of war in Afghanistan.
The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
How the values of the Enlightenment — reason, science and fact-based arguments — can triumph in the face of nationalism, tribalism and authoritarian populism.
The Female Persuasion
In this almost prescient novel about the women’s movement, a college student’s life is changed after a chance encounter with a feminist icon.
Fire and Fury
Inside the Trump White House
The dishiest political book of the year (so far) shows a White House littered with insults and intrigue, backstabbing and dysfunction.
The Flight Attendant
The ultimate airplane book: After a passionate one-night stand, a flight attendant wakes up next to a dead man. Did she kill him? She can’t remember.
The Girl Who Smiled Beads
A Story of War and What Comes After
A terrifying but life-affirming memoir by a woman who survived the civil war in Rwanda to find success — and Oprah — in America.
The Great Alone
An epic story about a teenage girl trapped in her parents’ toxic home after they move to Alaska.
Traveling between past and present, this story crosses continents and weaves together lives that intersect years later in London over the course of just 10 days.
The Heavens Might Crack
The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
A deeply researched, dramatic account that reminds us that Martin Luther King Jr. was a radical who ignited passions both good and bad.
A Higher Loyalty
Truth, Lies, and Leadership
The former FBI director provides lots of scenes, backstory and details about his career before and during the Trump administration.
How to Be Safe
In this unnerving, timely novel, a high school teacher’s life is ruined after she’s briefly considered a suspect in a mass shooting.
The House of Broken Angels
Urrea’s boisterous novel revolves around a dying patriarch when three generations gather for a valedictory celebration.
How to Write an Autobiographical Novel
A memoir in essays that asks us to contemplate larger questions about identity, sexuality, family, art and war.
The Line Becomes a River
Dispatches from the Border
A man who worked for the Border Patrol for four years describes his efforts to stop and help people coming into the United States.
A Week-by-Week Reckoning of Trump’s First Year
The first year of the Trump presidency, broken down into weekly compilations of outrageous acts.
The Maze at Windermere
Five subtly related stories spread over three centuries in the little seaside town of Newport, R.I.
The Music Shop
Can a man wholly dedicated to old vinyl records find modern love? Play on!
This engrossing environmental novel intertwines several stories about people whose lives are devoted to trees.
The Poppy War
Rin is an orphan secretly studying for an elite military academy to escape an unwanted marriage. The first novel in a planned trilogy.
Intoxication and Its Aftermath
An uncompromising look at addiction — and writing about addiction — based on the author’s experience.
In this powerful feminist novel, the Personhood Amendment has criminalized abortion, and a “Pink Wall” along our northern border keeps women from seeking treatment in Canada.
An immersive, intimate, warts-and-all portrait of a troubled comic star.
A delicious romantic comedy about love and work in the digital age.
The Space Barons
Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos
A compelling look at the emergence of the commercial space industry, from the first flight of SpaceShipOne to the prospect of Earth orbit as a venue for tourism and recreation.
Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece
A detailed and often thrilling account of the intense artistic collaboration behind the iconic film “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
Inspired by ‘The Postman Always Rings Twice,’ a superb psychological-suspense tale starring an enigmatic femme fatale.
Two unreliable narrators share their versions of the events leading up to a murder in this atmospheric thriller set in Morocco.
Text Me When You Get Home
The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship
A celebration of female friendships that rejects the popular notion that women’s relationships with each other are fundamentally flawed.
Theory of Bastards
A riveting page-turner about bonobos — yes, the chimp-like primates — and set in a very near and dire future.
In this layered, alternately witty and melancholy story, an aging artist sees shadowy apparitions everywhere when he returns to his childhood home in Naples.
The author of “Cold Mountain” returns to the Civil War with a story about Varina Howell Davis, the wife of the president of the Confederate States of America.
The Woman in the Window
First-rate entertainment — a beautifully written, brilliantly plotted tale of love, loss and madness.
Why Baseball Matters
A baseball fan pays homage to a sport that seems doomed in this age of distraction. How, she asks, can America’s pastime be saved?