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In the second volume of her memoirs, we see that she has had a privileged life for sure, but with pain enough to make a mother weep.
Mark Greengrass writes an informed and engaging account of the disintegration of Christendom’s universalism.
Mr. Thiel, rich from PayPal and Facebook, explains how his theories can be applied for success as an entrepreneur.
Joyce Brabner and Mark Zingarelli offer a well-crafted social testament to how far we have come, even as the emotional content has worn off.
Read this book twice – even if you normally avoid books on religious or spiritual growth.
All six issues of the Image Comics series are collected here. Mr. Gillen's metaphor couldn't be more obvious or more accurate.
Readers looking for things that go bump in the night will enjoy “The Doll Graveyard: A Hauntings Novel” by Lois Ruby.
A novel about tragedy, friendship and love that binds animals and humans together.
The debut novel by John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats is a very good, idiosyncratic effort.
James Carroll’s work, subtitled “The Son of God for the Secular Age,” discusses the effort to save Jesus from the distortions of history.
As a teenager in Mercer, Amy Jo Burns lived with her sin of omission, described perceptively in this memoir.
Andreas Norman’s novel, set in European Union bureaucracy, starts with a spark, and then simmers before reaching the state of its title.
“Cass Gilbert’s West Virginia State Capitol,” written by Ann Thomas Wilkins and David G. Wilkins, details the building’s construction.
A former ambassador to Iraq, Macedonia, Poland and South Korea, he writes beautifully about complex realities.
Anthony Horowitz introduces us to two investigators who run the novel’s engine by behaving in Holmesian and Watsonian ways.
Pulitizer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford speaks Monday night as part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures series.
Pittsburgh cop and psychotherapist Daniel Rinaldi returns for the third installment of Dennis Palumbo’s mystery series.
Pittsburgh psychotherapist crime solver Daniel Rinaldi is refreshingly low-key. This installment has some issues, though.
The second installment of Pittsburgh writer Heather Terrell’s “Books of Eva” trilogy continues the cold-numbing quest for answers.
Author Jerry Toner gives as complete a picture as we have of the indignities and cruelties of slavery in ancient Rome.
Economist Russ Roberts shows how Adam Smith’s ideas can have relevance today.
An unpublished novel by Jose Saramago makes its American debut.
John Oller crafts a biography of a “Gilded Age Woman of Scandal,” and considered by some to be the most brilliant woman of her time.
Published by Pittsburgh’s Braddock Avenue Books, Aubrey Hirsch’s stories draw you in with plots to confront our deepest insecurities.
Is this meant to be the last word in American poetics? Or should we just relax and approach it as a casual ramble?
With access to a trove of papers, biographer Ian MacNiven emerges with a crammed portrait of a complicated man of wide tastes.
A starkly revealing look at the Hermit Kingdom by South Korean-born American Suki Kim.
Veteran music writer Paul Trynka clears away much of the myth surrounding Brian Jones and the Rolling Stones.
Carnegie Mellon professor David Shumway examines the nature of rock stardom through seven rock legends.