As a child, “Gone Crazy in Alabama” author Rita Williams-Garcia was always curious about family history and family secrets.
Novelist Judd Richter explores what happens when humans and robots fall in love.
Blood on the trail: 'Jacksonland: Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab' by Steve Inskeep
We all knew the Trail of Tears was one of the most brutal chapters in American history, but author Steve Inskeep lays out the bloody
Award-winning journalist Asne Seierstad tells the tale of the murder of 77 Norwegians by a troubled loner in 2011.
Jane Smiley’s chronicle of the Langdon family of Denby, Iowa, has undergone an astonishingly rapid evolution.
Author of the best-selling and award-winning “The Dive From Clausen’s Pier,” Ann Packer is a wonderful portraitist.
A young woman named Phaet will discover her fate in a tale of mystery and mayhem on the moon.
Ink stained activist : 'Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press' by James McGrath Morris
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.
Book learning: 'The History of American Higher Education Learning and Culture from the Founding to World War II'
Historian Roger Geiger crafts an exhaustive history of American education from the 17th century to 1940.
Lightning in celluloid: 'The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America's Civil War'
The battle of wills between Hollywood blockbuster director D.W. Griffith and black journalist Monroe Trotter over “Birth of a Nation.”
Skepticism with a smile: 'The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom'
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.
'The Architect’s Apprentice': A tale of 16th-century Istanbul mixes architecture, mystery and history
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.