African-American historian Nell Painter's inspiring and captivating memoir tells of her going to art school at age 64 after a brilliant academic career.
The author of this lacerating debut novel about war and heroin won't be going on book tour; he's got two more years to serve in prison.
Beverly Gologorsky's new book is "a rare working-class novel ... about the 2007-2009 foreclosure crisis and how it hit not those 'too big to fail,' but those too small not to be clobbered by it," writes TomDispatch editor Tom Engelhardt.
The prize-winning novelist and narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of "Portnoy's Complaint" to the elegiac lyricism of "American Pastoral," passes away.
After Zinzi Clemmons' initial tweet, fellow author Carmen Maria Machado believes that the "#MeToo stories" about Díaz are "just starting.”
Physicist Alan Lightman ponders this and other questions in his new book, "Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine."
In a country where public school systems are failing, a growing nonprofit organization shows students and teachers how to revitalize learning.