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Lincoln’s fascination with newspapers led to both a charm offensive and an iron fist in shaping public opinion.
Mary Elise Sarotte charts the sudden end of the Cold War in “The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall.”
Lev Golinkin’s book is a sober reminder of what it took for Soviet emigres to get to America.
Stephan Eirik Clark’s novel is about the side effects of artificial sweeteners and living inauthentic lives.
Darrin McMahon’s engaging history of genius as a cultural ideal and social construct.
Tim Finch’s novel upends liberal pieties about the morality of political exiles and refugees.
J.F. Powers’ daughter Katherine A.Powers assembles her late father’s letters into something resembling an autobiography.
The world’s most stylish and sought-after forensic pathologist is back in her 22nd novel.
A West Virginia photographer catalogs many of this region’s famous and obscure synagogues
Greg Nichols’ narrative about the 1959 United Steel Workers strike and the Braddock football team misses half the drama.
Katherine Howe’s young adult novel juxtaposes two real-life stories — one modern, the other centuries old — in one compelling tale.
Napoleon biographer Andrew Roberts’ Literary Evenings lecture has been rescheduled for January.
The award-winning author of “We Need New Names” speaks Thursday as part of the University of Pittsburgh’s Contemporary Writers Series.
Mr. Roberts was unable to make it make it from New York last night due to inclement weather.
Eight years later, here’s the fourth book about Frank Bascombe, proof that he is too endearing a character to give up.
Like Charles Dickens, Mr. Grisham is not shy in telling the reader who is wearing the black hat and who are the downtrodden souls.
Nuruddin Farah’s novel explores how an African family now led by women gets back on its feet. It rattles the cage of conventional thinking.
Mr. Roberts, who speaks here Monday night, has written the first one-volume life of Napolean since the publication of his 33,000 letters.
A jaw-dropping collection of the best nature photography by the best nature photographers of the last 50 years.
David DeKok believes he has solved the mystery of who killed graduate student Betsy Aardsma at Penn State’s library in 1969.
Introducing Elouise Norton, a tough, no-nonsense African-American homicide detective in Los Angeles.
Reporter Nellie Bly investigates the death of poet Emma Lazarus in this 19th-century whodunnit.
Laird Hunt’s compulsively readable Civil War novel asks what would happen if Penelope fought in the Trojan war while Odysseus stayed home.
Greg Bear reminds us to beware of aliens bearing gifts, especially when they lead to war with other aliens.
From the opening pages, author Marie Lu creates a world that is familiar, magical and irresistible.
The “Saturday Night Live” star who was murdered by his wife remains elusive in death.
The fourth installment of the Matthew Hawkwood series finds the English officer in a conspiracy targeting Napoleon.
Historian Adrian Tinniswood crafts a remarkable chronicle of the remarkable, nearly forgotten family that shaped 17th-century New England.
Author Hugh Wilford has written a valuable, but debatable book about the forces that shaped the modern Middle East.
It’s a departure: In most of his work, there is at least some hint of a balancing force in the universe, a light against the darkness.
Ms. Palacio will speak at the Byham Theater as part of the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Kids & Teens series.
Even if you can’t rub elbows with fashion’s famous, you can read their stories thanks to new books by those on the front lines of style.
Ms. Klein argues that runaway capitalism got us into this crisis, and won’t get us out of it.
This literary thriller is an adventure without any expected twists, a mystery worth trying to solve
“A Brief History of Seven Killings” is a wildly ambitious and brilliant book of ambiguity and violence.
Edward Dolnick’s work is a thoroughly engaging account of the California gold rush.
Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts go far beyond baseball in piecing together the messy details of the biggest drug scandal in sports
Charles Marsh explores the evolving faith of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian who tried to assassinate Hitler.
John Scalzi offers an entertaining but flawed science fiction novel
Robert Wuthnow explains how faith, right-wing politics and big money shaped Texas
Christos Tsiolkas’ novel tackles class, prejudice, sex, violence, career and the meaning of domesticity.
British author Gareth Russell takes us back a century, into the dying days of some of Europe’s oldest monarchies
Ruth Rendell’s latest English country side murder mystery spans decades.
Journalist Amanda Petrusich enters the obsessive world of 78 rpm record collecting.
For historian Donald L. Miller, New York City is the throbbing engine at the center of the modern world.
Paul Kur, now living in Pittsburgh, was a “Lost Boy” of the 1983 civil war in Sudan. He tells a brutally honest story.
The latest Jack Reacher tale is a narrative bullet train; the ride is fast, smooth and reliable.
Author readings, classical music performances and comedy acts are all on tap this week.
The author of “Wicked” speaks at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland on Sunday, promoting his new young adult novel “Egg & Spoon.”
Author Elizabeth Gilbert reflects on her new book, “The Signature of All Things,” and on sharing a stage with Oprah Winfrey.