Why the most exciting moment in a romance is also the toughest.
A true story of escape and survival in World War II Burma is also a tale of pachyderm heroism.
An annual, opinionated rundown of the best of a year in listening.
Our listener-in-residence on his year in music.
A novel based on a Japanese folktale traces a journey of redemptive magic, art, and love.
Crimes of the heart throw a perceptive woman into a suspenseful courtroom drama.
The author of effervescent transatlantic fiction maps the Middle America of her forebears.
The adventures of Jim Harrison's "wonderful backwoods nitwit" are collected in one rollicking set of linked tales.
Understanding the sometimes perplexing Jewish philosopher.
Is true love a matter of destiny?
Moscow's haunted detective Arkady Renko returns to investigate the death of a journalist.
Gene Kerrigan's tales of Irish crime and corruption topped one critic's year in reading.
A critic's year in reading takes in "life-changing" books old and new.
An inviting pile of season's readings -- magical, mysterious, and mirthful.
Half a decade after her death, Benazir Bhutto's assassination still haunts Pakistan.
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