In her new memoir, “Rabbit,” the standup comedian tells how she overcame a young life of poverty and drug dealing to become a performer.
The author of “The Story of the Blues” and other books, he was a respected British architectural historian better known for his sideline as a student of black music.
In her epistolary memoir, “The Book of Emma Reyes,” the Colombian painter recounts her childhood in Bogotá, made vivid by the horrors of the workhouse.
Three British siblings of Pakistani descent are at the center of Kamila Shamsie’s ingenious new novel, which builds to a stunning conclusion.
More than a dozen new books feature young displaced Muslims as protagonists as writers use the current tumult to personalize the conflicts for readers.
Nine new works show that children’s authors are writing about a difficult subject in a way that is educational, yet mindful of a young audience.
Rosemary Ashton’s “One Hot Summer” recounts a pivotal year in Victorian history.
“Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora” is by the historian Joanna Dee Das.
Mr. Smith rankled many when he wrote that the Risorgimento, the movement that forged a unified Italian state, was not a glorious chapter.
The themes of Mr. Perrotta’s novels trace the arc of his life. In his latest, “Mrs. Fletcher,” he explores empty-nest syndrome and middle age.