“Sunshine State,” Sarah Gerard’s essay collection, and “Gulf: The Making of an American Sea,” Jack E. Davis’s environmental history, each explore the terrain of an unmoored state.
“The Inheritance” is about five siblings (out of six) who inherited a genetic mutation that leads to early-onset Alzheimer’s.
The writer recounted the story of the Baroness de Pontalba, a New Orleans-born heiress shot by her French father-in-law in a dowry dispute.
The details of “American War,” Omar El Akkad’s dystopian novel about an unraveling United States, makes his fictional future feel alarmingly real.
Kory Stamper reveals the secret life of dictionaries in her book “Word by Word,” and in a visit to headquarters (oddities in the basement included).
The veteran war correspondent discusses her new look at why so much of the world’s conflict takes place in mountainous regions.
Mr. Walcott’s intricately metaphorical poetry captured the physical beauty of the Caribbean, the harsh legacy of colonialism and the complexities of living and writing in two cultural worlds.
Molly McCully Brown’s first book of poems, about a government-run hospital, is part history lesson, part séance, part ode to dread.
“A Revolution in Color” looks at the American Revolution through the patriotic portraits of John Singleton Copley, a British loyalist.
The Penguin Random House imprint announced the books will be in the United States and Canada, but the size of the Obamas’ advance is still unknown.