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A young woman named Phaet will discover her fate in a tale of mystery and mayhem on the moon.
A biography of Ethel Payne explains how the trail-blazing journalist had a front seat during the Civil Rights movement.
Angelina Mirabella’s debut novel follows a waitress into the world of studio wrestling and self-actualization.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning team helps two of the women held hostage by Ariel Castro to tell their wrenching story.
Barbara Klein Moss broaches life questions with such feverish gusto they seem suddenly fresh, and uniquely provocative.
Only imagination can bring back the lost — the casualties of war and, by extension, the casualties of parenting.
“Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick” exhibit in Washington, D.C., allows fans to step in the author’s work.
Historian Roger Geiger crafts an exhaustive history of American education from the 17th century to 1940.
The battle of wills between Hollywood blockbuster director D.W. Griffith and black journalist Monroe Trotter over “Birth of a Nation.”
Michael Shermer examines the cultural changes that are leading us to a more ethical and rational future.
Toggling between Scotland and Afghanistan, the characters have revelations, the past is excavated, and revealed secrets change perspective.
Terrance Hayes’ latest poetry collection is fascinating and liberating
Ms. Hirsi Ali should be read as a polemicist, not a historian, yet she still ought to be held accountable for unfounded historical remarks.
Barry Nelson of Clairton is author of ’The McKenzie Files’ series.
A succinct and colorful chronicle of the Wright brothers and the invention of the era of manned flight.
Two laconic bikers brawl across America in Lee Maynard’s new novel.
Author J.C. Hallman documents his literary obsession with the writer Nicholson Baker.
Elif Shafak’s novel is an exquisitely realized historical yarn of the Ottoman Empire
Mary Costello’s mesmerizing debut novel follows Tess from her childhood in Western Ireland through her experiences in post-9/11 New York.
Colin G. Calloway tells the true story of a Native American army that thrashed an American army.
River City Brass Band, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and IonSound Project are in town.
Jacqueline Battalora wanted to find out why so many young black men are dying at the hands of police, from Baltimore to Ferguson, Mo.
Many shops are thriving in the Pittsburgh area as Borders and Barnes & Noble have retreated.
The exhibition starts at the beginning, with a page by Jack Kirby of the Marvel superheroes’ first appearance.
Richard Zoglin pens a biography of Bob Hope that is as big as its subject.
The tale of a British superhero on an Earth like ours — but not quite.
Journalist Phyllis Lee Levin looks at the life of the sixth president and great American.
The Australian author who devoted 12 years to writing “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” speaks Wednesday in Oakland.
In a flawed but still interesting memoir, the actress and granddaughter of Ernest opens a light on the troubles of her famous family.
“The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, and the Demise of the American Mafia”: Longtime reporter George Anastasia finds an ideal vehicle.
Philip Kerr’s latest in the detective series about Bernie Gunther, one of the most reluctant Nazis to be encountered in fiction.
Amanda Berry’s "Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland" was written with journalists Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan.
One way to identify good excellent books for children is to check out the titles selected by the Best Books for Babies committee.