The author of the memoir Refuge offers a meditation on the meaning of a strange legacy that her mother left her--three shelves of the elder woman's "journals," all discovered by the author after her mother's death to be empty.
Losing his successful law firm and marriage to pride and alcohol, litigator Michael Seeley slowly recovers his reputation only to risk everything by accepting a case from an aging musician who with six other composers seeks to reclaim copyrights to culturally famous Cuban songs. 25,000 first... More Info
The political philosopher and author of the best-selling Justice shares a revisionist view of what he believes should be the roles of markets and money in a democratic society, assessing the moral limits of markets in private life and how the market economy has encroached on private and societal... More Info
With four children of their own, Atlanta journalist Greene and her husband, a criminal defense attorney, gradually adopted five more--one from Bulgaria and four from Ethiopia--to create a roiling, largehearted family unit.
Afraid that she will have nowhere to go when her welfare checks are stopped, nineteen-year-old high school dropout Aisha tries to figure out how she can support herself and her two young children in New York City.
In 1957, 13-year-old Olivene Love gets tangled up in a murder mystery involving Jimmy Koppel's mother when her itinerant preaching family arrives in the small town of Binder, Arkansas, for a three-day revival.
Called a troublemaker by his human family, a reflective dog defends himself and then relates the family's adoption of an aristocratic but incompetent cat, who gives him a life purpose and and new way of looking at his world.
Before he took up lobbying, Jack Abramoff was an aspiring moviemaker who cowrote and produced Red Scorpion, a Cold War potboiler starring hulking Swedish actor Dolph Lundgren. It drew decidedly mixed reviews. Century Strategies, Ralph Reed's Georgia-based consulting firm, was paid close to 6... More Info
An account of a Francophile's haphazard relocation to Paris in spite of his lack of French fluency describes how the region considerably differed from his expectations and the ways in which he tapped his American optimism to overcome cultural challenges. By the author of You Lost Me There. 40,000... More Info
The poet, doctor, and publisher William Carlos Williams lived one of the most interesting literary lives of the 20th century. Though initially an imagist poet like Ezra Pound, Williams broke with him and sought to invent an entirely fresh--and singularly American--poetic, whose subject matter was... More Info
Describes the state of postwar development policy in Africa that has channeled billions of dollars in aid but failed to either reduce poverty or increase growth, offering a hopeful vision of how to address the problem.
In February 1940, the Nazis established what would become the second-largest Jewish ghetto, in the Polish city of Lodz. The leader they appointed was Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski, a 63-old Jewish businessman and orphanage director--and the elusive, authoritarian power sustaining the ghetto's very... More Info