A novel of life in a Pakistan gripped by violence, from the daughter of one of its political dynasties.
A master of political intrigue crafts a thriller of extortion and revenge on Peru’s northern coast.
A Discover Great New Writers Award finalist on the “stories that reconnect us to the natural world.”
This week in history: the United States purchases “Russian America”, better known today as Alaska.
A troubled young man heads off the grid in the California woods — but has he gone wild or gone mad?
In this month’s edition of his column, Greil Marcus stays in the moment – from a Baltimore club in 1951 to a Minneapolis stage with Sleater-Kinney.
The punk godmother reads an excerpt from her audiobook narration of Jo Nesbo’s forthcoming novel.
In a winning tale of time travel and heartbreak, music proves the fruit of love – and obsession.
A sun-soaked detective story finds racially charged drama in the country clubs and cocktail bars of Tampa, Florida.
2014’s Discover Award Winner for Nonfiction on his favorite stories of engagement with the natural world.
52 years ago this week, Jonas Salk cured polio. But the story – and backlash – didn’t end there.
“What do you get when you cross a talking elephant who loves pancakes with a grisly unsolved murder?”
Why one piercing satirist “has written a book to shock all of us into reexamining what we think we know about race in America.” Review by Stefan Beck.