Poet Gary Snyder has hung with the Beats, studied Buddhism, worked as a logger and he's still going strong. He talks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about his new collection, This Present Moment.
Aline Ohanesian's debut novel attempts to make sense of the events of 100 years ago, when the Ottoman Empire began forcing Armenians out of their homes in Turkey, leaving more than a million dead.
Malcolm Gladwell shows readers a new way to look at obstacles and disadvantage in David and Goliath. It appears at No. 3.
At No. 1, Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch follows a motherless boy and a priceless painting in the aftermath of a terror attack.
Debuting at No. 8, Kate Andersen Brower's The Residence offers an intimate account of life at the White House.
A Oslo contract killer's boss turns on him in Jo Nesbo's Blood on Snow. It debuts at No. 10.
The lists are compiled from from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.
We highlight a 160-mile cycling race, reminiscences of an interview with the Oklahoma City bomber, the Finnish prison system, the nuclear deal with Iran, and the meaning of calling someone "trash."
A long time ago, in a place far away, a manuscript was created with an enigmatic figure who looks a great deal like a certain little — and yet powerful — green guy from the Star Wars films.
Writer Christopher McDougall digs into the exploits of Britain's legendary World War II commandos to form a new definition of heroism: It's a skill you can learn, if you push your body to the limit.
Benjamin Percy's new thriller re-tells the story of Lewis and Clark's expedition, against a postapocalyptic future backdrop where the Mississippi has dried up and monsters roam the West.