During the Sino-Japanese War, Huan Hsu's great-great-grandfather buried his vast porcelain collection to keep it safe. Hsu went to find it 70 years later, on a trip about more than missing china.
Marisa de los Santos' newest novel follows a young woman returning to her home town to confront her shattered family. Reviewer Bobbi Dumas says it'll remind you that love can change the world.
Kirstin Valdez Quade's debut book of short fiction is inspired by her family and its long history in the "romanticized" region of northern New Mexico.
Stephen King has said his novel Carrie is about women's power and men's fear — an idea reporter Beth Accomando says has gotten lost in newer adaptations of the horror classic for stage and screen.
Richard III has been buried, two years after his abandoned bones were found under an abandoned parking lot. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the man Shakespeare turned into one of his great characters.
Arianna Huffington offers tips for creating a healthy work-life balance in Thrive. It appears at No. 14.
At No. 11, Michael Connelly's The Burning Room follows Harry Bosch as he investigates a man's death from an injury sustained nine years earlier.
Gretchen Rubin examines daily habits and how to change them in Better Than Before, which debuts at No. 6.
In Jacqueline Winspear's A Dangerous Place, lone traveler Masie Dobbs is pulled in a brutal murder investigation after suffering her own loss. It debuts at No. 5.
The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.
Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.