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.
The master ventriloquist of the American vernacular in all its comic variety.
Five stories follow seekers of knowledge in the natural world.
A century-spanning epic of bittersweet marriages and friendships concludes.
Revealing the candid passions and ambitions of the austere O Pioneers! author.
A tale of an English estate -- and those who cherish, neglect, and covet it.
A critic looks back at her favorite read of the year.
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