The author of Fatherland and Pompeii sets his time machine for the Paris of the Dreyfus Affair.
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.
Why the most exciting moment in a romance is also the toughest.
A whimsical protest in Russia earned three women the wrath of the government -- and a chance at heroism.
A true story of escape and survival in World War II Burma is also a tale of pachyderm 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.
Why George Eliot's Victorian life still instructs -- and delights.
An annual, opinionated rundown of the best of a year in listening.
Our listener-in-residence on his year in music.
Two new books drink in the excesses (and mornings after) of the Jazz Age.
A novel based on a Japanese folktale traces a journey of redemptive magic, art, and love.
A National Book Award winner's gripping tale of a music teacher who's branded a terrorist.
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