How the novel often called the greatest of all time nearly failed to see the light of day.
The Allies move from North Africa to encounter the Sicilian Mafia.
A vivid new novel, born from the true story of Margaret Mead's loves and losses in New Guinea.
The Internet may have killed the letter as a literary form, but this collection provides a brilliant elegy.
The New Yorker cartoonist confronts the inevitable in this graphic memoir.
As the Arab Spring catches fire, a murdered diplomat's widow looks for answers amid the chaos.
The culmination of a trilogy spins a complex fictional intrigue around one of history's great unsolved crimes.
The author of Fatherland and Pompeii sets his time machine for the Paris of the Dreyfus Affair.
A true story of escape and survival in World War II Burma is also a tale of pachyderm heroism.
This history of an element's grip on human imagination -- and the devastating consequences of that fascination.
An ominously mysterious murder in a college town leads a professor into a psychic abyss.
The author of Gulliver's Travels was a wit, a ladies' man, a champion of the oppressed -- and a mystery.
Sacco and Vanzetti, the Great Flood, Lindbergh, and the Bambino -- a snapshot of America in one tumultuous year.
A new biography fills in the gaps in the life of one of the twentieth century's most beloved memoirists and travel writers.
Two brothers of Calcutta take divergent paths in a tale of 1960s rebellion.
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