Emily Giffin delivers emotional story about sisters

Best-selling author Emily Giffin delivers another emotionally honest work with the novel “First Comes Love.” Giffin paints a relatable picture chronicling the journey of two sisters who land on opposite

Biographer blasts George W. Bush for going to war in Iraq

The successes of George W. Bush's two terms as president were vastly overshadowed by the invasion of Iraq, a horrendous decision that sprung from gut instinct and defied reasoned analysis,

‘Fifty-Year Mission’ is compelling ‘Star Trek’ time line

Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman have compiled hundreds of interviews to create "The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years." The saga

Anne Tyler tames Shakespeare’s ‘Shrew’

Last fall Hogarth Press published the first in a series of novels by contemporary writers reimagining Shakespeare's plays on the 400th anniversary of his death. So far we've had Jeanette

Who, Stones, Bowie made 1971 rock’s best year, says author

If there is a Rock and Roll Hell, an inner circle is devoted for old fans who insist on telling you how the music was so much better back in

Neil Gaiman has a lot to say about a lot

Warning: This book may make you want to read a bunch of other books. Maybe even buy a comic. On my list, recommended by Mr. Gaiman: anything by Harlan Ellison,

‘Sweetbitter’ is a novel to be savored

Tess comes to New York in the summer of 2006, 22 and aching for adventure. Things seem to fall into place when she aces an interview at a famous restaurant

‘The Second Life of Nick Mason’ by Steve Hamilton

  Nine months after splitting with his longtime publisher, St. Martin's Press, in a public dispute over marketing plans, two-time Edgar Award winner Steve Hamilton returns with a new publisher, a

‘Valiant Ambition’ by Nathaniel Philbrick

In "Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution," Nathaniel Philbrick continues the saga of the American Revolution from his previous book, "Bunker Hill: a

‘Redemption Road’ by John Hart

John Hart’s first four novels earned two Edgar Allan Poe Awards and one nomination, as well as a myriad of other awards. Five years have gone by since his fourth novel,

‘Siddhartha’s Brain’ smart take on meditation

It's a pleasure to read "Siddhartha's Brain," which comes from a science journalist with long experience of explaining ideas for readers of The Guardian and other publications. James Kingsland even

New book ‘Smarter Faster Better’ explains human behavior

With his latest book, New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg joins the likes of Malcolm Gladwell in helping us better understand our world and ourselves. "Smarter Faster Better" seeks to uncover

‘The 14th Colony’ by Steve Berry is gripping novel

Cotton Malone fights a ticking clock and a Russian conspiracy to give the United States government payback in Steve Berry's latest adventure, “The 14th Colony.” This is his third book in

Journalist investigates sex life of teenage girls

A few years ago, journalist Peggy Orenstein wrote a book called "Cinderella Ate My Daughter." In it she examined the ultra-feminine values of "girlie girl" culture and wondered what impact

‘Mrs. Houdini’ offers readers a rollicking ride

Set in the first half of the 20th century, Victoria Kelly's debut novel, "Mrs. Houdini," is a marvel that gallops through time and space. Based on the true story of

Cassandra Clare launches new shadowhunters series

It's been six years since Cassandra Clare introduced a new series in her world of shadowhunting. Readers have been waiting for another cast of brave characters to protect the Earth