Uncoiling a Booker Prize winner's tightly wound collection of short -- at times very short -- stories.
Why was Shirley Temple one of the most iconic figures of 1930's America?
A comedy of Russian art and politics finds a frustrated writer being torn apart at the seams.
Life under the expanding watch -- and lucrative industry -- of Homeland Security.
An inspiration behind HBO's True Detective brings the horrors and earthly delights of the nineteenth century's roaring conclusion.
On the seventy-fifth anniversary of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, a celebration of the author's revolutionary belief in familial loyalty and America's disenfranchised poor.
A tenacious journalist takes up a bold new investigation into the potential existence of divine forces and the mystical nature of faith.
An urgent mission to the cosmos bears the fortitude of the Founding Fathers and the Industrial Revolution's pioneers.
The author of To the End of the Land returns to the grief of losing a child, in a poignant and richly lyrical dirge.
A guided tour through Nazi concentration camps makes for a haunting end to the life and career of a twentieth-century master.
A collection of short poems and photographs give lyrical voice to the citizens of Afghanistan's borderlands.
The world before (and after) headlines.
For some writers, a sentence is as telling as a fingerprint.
From the editors of The Weird, an ambitious collection of temporal quests and ingenious paradoxes.
How a New England school embodied a young nation's missionary zeal.
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