The author of Naked Lunch led a life as darkly outrageous as his fiction.
A pair of damaged souls try to knit together worlds unraveled by circumstance.
The question of American slavery exploded into open war in 1861 -- but the deeper conflict was already a century old.
What can new analysis teach us about the secret history of a 2,500-year old monument?
Comic fiction from the actor and writer unveils a restless mind at work.
From a new collection of literary criticism comes the acerbic growl of a fiery comic mind.
A whimsical protest in Russia earned three women the wrath of the government -- and a chance at heroism.
A novel of a writer's life at a crossroads -- as seen through snapshots from the mind's eye.
A cordial look at our recession's slow recovery has all the answers, and the questions to boot.
The story of a set of mysterious disappearances in Japan takes readers down a rabbit hole of deceit.
Two new books drink in the excesses (and mornings after) of the Jazz Age.
A National Book Award winner's gripping tale of a music teacher who's branded a terrorist.
A road trip to Maine offers a Russian immigrant transportive memories of her past, and a prospective ally in her future.
How one professor helps students who've faced death understand what it means.
The life (and near-death) of the Crescent City, inventively mapped.
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