Hannah Masury, for a brief time, was a pirate. At least, according to the mysterious manuscript that shows up on Professor Marian Beresford’s desk, brought by a bright-faced student excited at the possibility of finding the treasure that Hannah left behind.
Geddy Lee is a rock star, that’s undeniable. But he’s also a polite Canadian to the core. So it’s fitting that the Rush icon picked a not-too-bawdy title for his memoir.
Mitch Albom’s latest pocket-sized novel packs quite a punch, writes Associated Press reviewer Rob Merrill.
Alice McDermott’s ninth novel perfectly captures the manner and mood of early 1960s America as the Vietnam War rumbled in the background and women led constricted lives as “helpmeets” for their husbands.
Maggie Bird just wants to relax into a quiet retirement, raising chickens in the cold little town of Purity, Maine.
Sigrid Nunez, the National Book Award-winning author of “The Friend,” has written a pandemic novel called “The Vulnerables.”
Book Review: Edel Rodriguez shows Cuban history as a warning for the US in new graphic memoir ‘Worm’
In his new graphic memoir, “Worm,” Edel Rodriguez mixes historical context and personal stories to recount his harrowing journey growing up under — then escaping — Communism and authoritarianism in Cuba, as well as the warning signs he sees in America decades later.
“The Warped Side of Our Universe: An Odyssey Through Black Holes, Wormholes, Time Travel, and Gravitational Waves” explores many secrets of the cosmos.
Henry Winkler’s memoir begins on a Tuesday morning in October 1973, at his first audition for “Happy Days.”
Theoretical astrophysicist Carlo Rovelli takes readers on a journey to the hypothetical inverse of black holes in his latest book, “White Holes.”
Kehinde Fadipe’s debut novel, “The Sun Sets in Singapore,” follows three expat Nigerian women to highlight the specific struggles that come with their race, gender and backgrounds — particularly in an upscale and competitive environment like Singapore.
What can the evolution of the human brain tell us about the artificial intelligence of tomorrow? That’s the thesis of Max Bennett’s new book “A Brief History of Intelligence,” on sale Tuesday.
Rejoice, comrades! Almost 75 years after “1984” was published, readers can return to Airstrip One with “Julia,” a feminist retelling of George Orwell’s classic novel.
Dolly Parton’s iconic look — big hair, big heels and tight low-cut dresses covered in rhinestones or beads — is a big part of her lasting appeal, nearly as important as her vast catalogue of country ballads and bangers that made her a star.
While recalling his remarkable yet erratic life in music, Sly Stone admits he occasionally had to depend on the recollections of others because his own memory wasn’t always reliable.
Christine Coulson worked for the Metropolitan Museum for 25 years. During that time she wrote short wall labels for works of art in the galleries.
Thirty-two years after “The Firm” launched his career as a legal novelist who churns out bestselling books that inevitably become movies, John Grisham returns with a sequel starring Mitch McDeere.
When film historian Foster Hirsch began research for his latest book about the changing and turbulent movie landscape of the 1950s, he could not have known the timeliness of his subject matter upon the release of “Hollywood and the Movies of the Fifties: The Collapse of the Studio System, the Thrill
Looking for a new writer to read? “Shoot the Moon” by first-time novelist Isa Arsén is a ” bold and unconventional love story,” writes Associated Press reviewer Rob Merrill.
NPR “Morning Edition” co-host Steve Inskeep details President Abraham Lincoln’s political skills in “Differ We Must: How Lincoln Succeeded in a Divided America.”
Keegan-Michael Key, half of the famed “Key & Peele” comedy duo, and his wife, Elle Key, a writer, director and producer, have translated their award-winning podcast, “The History of Sketch Comedy,” into a new book.
Washington Post technology columnist Taylor Lorenz tells the social history of social media in “Extremely Online: The Untold Story of Fame, Influence and Power on the Internet.”
On Maggie Vine’s 30th birthday, she makes a marriage pact with her handsome best friend. Thing is, the struggling singer-songwriter had already made a similar deal with her first boyfriend, who’s now an extremely successful and attractive actor.
Norwegian author Jo Nesbø, best known for his “Harry Hole” series of crime novels, is out with a slim horror novel that is more than what it seems.
Book Review: Poet recalls stormy life growing up Rastafari in Jamaica and her struggle to break free
Safiya Sinclair is a Jamaican-born poet who has written a memoir called “How to Say Babylon.” It’s about surviving her upbringing in a strict Rastafari sect and finding her own voice as an independent woman.
“Collision of Power” by former Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron is really three books in one, says Associated Press reviewer Jeff Rowe.
Comedian Leslie Jones is out with a raw memoir recounting her difficult upbringing and the racism and sexism she’s overcome throughout her career.
The saga of how cult sci-fi novel “Dune” slowly permeated the mainstream over decades is a tale with almost as many twists and turns as “Dune” itself, and author Ryan Britt recounts it in the lively and entertaining “The Spice Must Flow,” writes AP’s Mae Anderson.
In a review of “The Caretaker,” Ron Rash’s first novel in seven years, Kendal Weaver writes that Rash has created a compelling drama of young lovers in rural Appalachia in the early 1950s.
Wall Street Journal reporters Cameron McWhirter and Zusha Elinson trace how gun violence has transformed the country in “American Gun: The True Story of the AR-15.”
In their new book “Astor,” CNN Journalist Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe trace the storied Astor family’s legacy from its inception, when John Jacob Astor emigrated from Germany and established himself in the beaver fur trade, a bloody and highly competitive business.