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Like some traditional Russian meals, Yelena Akhtiorskaya’s debut novel “Panic in a Suitcase” is a matter of many courses
Amy Bloom is a sublime weaver of intricate and sober stories that surprise us with flashes of hilarity.
Matthew Paul Turner tries to tell the story of how Americans’ perceptions of God have changed over the course of history.
David Gurney, a retired NYPD detective, returns in this fourth in a series crime puzzler. Read if you must.
Claire Cameron’s novel, imagining the aftermath of a real bear attack, is an intriguing concept but maybe not scary enough.
Brian Herbert makes you think about the possible destruction of the planet should humans fail to do their part.
Two collections offer a ringside seat to the poetic voice of Samuel Hazo, the driving force of Pittsburgh’s International Poetry Forum.
With his usual eye for detail, Ben Macintyre describes how the well-born British spy was a Soviet agent for years, at the highest levels.
The 14th work of fiction from Haruki Murakami, Japan’s most popular author, may surprise some of his ardent followers.
Kimberly Elkins’ debut novel captures Laura Bridgman, a figure in deaf-blind education often overshadowed by Helen Keller.
The batch of cray new words added to Oxford Dictionaries Online is a hot mess of definitions that capture the zeitgeist of today.
In “Vying for Allah’s Vote,” Haroon Ullah says Pakistan’s future depends on whether Islamic parties choose democracy over violence.
In John Shiffman’s well-reported story, arms and military technology proliferation is a greater danger to national security than terrorism.
Subtitled “How the Millennial Generation Is Changing the Middle East,” Mr. Cole’s book is a convincing look at new demographic realities
His “Reflections on Financial Crises” are a hefty 544 pages, shedding light on what was going on during the historic financial meltdown.
“From Boy General to Tragic Hero”: James S. Robbins re-examines the life of the notorious officer.
W.S. Merwin said he hopes to finish at least another book, health permitting.
Dorothy Salisbury Davis, an author whose fascination with motivation, morality and manners powered her plots, died Sunday at her home.
If “Annihilation,” Jeff VanderMeer’s first book in his eerily attractive trilogy, was about procedure, “Authority” is about psychology.
A swollen foot leads to a diagnosis to ovarian cancer, which then leads to a book by a patient and her Pittsburgh doctor.
The latest volume in his ongoing chronicle of modern American politics is a mixture of scholarly precision, outrage and wry humor.
The Clintons and the Obamas hate each other, if you can believe Edward Klein.
Randall Balmer’s slim profile seeks to remind us there was once, and could be again, a “Christian left” in American politics.
Pittsburgh writer Thomas Sweterlitsch will discuss his novel “Tomorrow and Tomorrow” Thursday; Digital Sanctuaries at City of Asylum ...
In the latest Richard Jury mystery from Martha Grimes, the quirky characters surrounding Jury are as enjoyable as the plot.
The passage in a book by a former Navy SEAL sparked Jesse Ventura’s defamation lawsuit. It will be removed, HarperCollins said last week.
Patrick O’Keeffe chronicles unlucky Irish romantic affairs.
Wu Ming-Yi’s novel, a heady mix of science fiction, fantasy, environmental fable and magical realism, defies categorization.
Bob Kane’s own copies of the Caped Crusader’s earliest appearances will be sold to the highest bidder.
In “Cowboys and Indies,” Gareth Murphy catalogs the ups and downs of the record industry, charting more than 160 years of music territory.
A retelling of the Brothers Grimm’s “Twelve Dancing Princesses” set in Prohibition-era New York, the 12 sisters leap off the page.
Mr. McMullan is best known as the illustrator of “I Stink,” the story of a garbage truck, but his newest work, a memoir, is quite different.