Compassion is the central theme in these essays from the author of State of Wonder and Bel Canto.
The author of Gulliver's Travels was a wit, a ladies' man, a champion of the oppressed -- and a mystery.
On tour with Donald Fagen and Rod Stewart.
A novelist makes chamber drama out of Noël Coward's Jamaican twilight.
The aftermath of atrocities in the former Yugoslavia unspools in a tale of secrets, revelations, and aching suspense.
Love's a farce.
The great chronicler of turn-of-the-century New York was also a master of the chilling tale.
The sensitively mapped tale of an affair on the eve of war is cloaked within a comedy of manners.
Sacco and Vanzetti, the Great Flood, Lindbergh, and the Bambino -- a snapshot of America in one tumultuous year.
An adventure on the slopes of Mount Everest harks back to the ripping yarns of Kipling and Haggard.
A death and a disappearance in a New Zealand mining town set off a mystery of epic proportions.
A new biography fills in the gaps in the life of one of the twentieth century's most beloved memoirists and travel writers.
What did the Occupy Wall Street movement mean to the activists who drove it?
They can sweep you off of your feet -- but can they commit?
Surveying the savage aftermath of the Second World War -- and the carefully wrought peace that emerged.
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