Leonard Pitts's story is so compelling that you barely notice how much you're learning.
If you’re new to Rick Bass’s edgy, glorious, and often brutal settings, this collection is a perfect place to start.
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Jonathan Safran Foer asks what it really means to say, Here I am.
Fiction and photographs offer nuanced depictions of conflict.
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Two debut novels portray everyday life in Nigerian cities. They also teach Americans about our own culture.
Yaa Gyasi's novel reveals the freedoms and captivities we all inherit.
Joy Williams’s stories disarm, bewilder, and awaken us.
Is it possible for two 12-year-olds to retain their innocence in a place like Auschwitz?
Colson Whitehead has created a world as compelling—and as intolerable—as our own.
By some estimates, three quarters of Americans don't really know their next-door neighbor.
Four teenage girls dance their way into friendship and maturity.
Does democracy create good neighbors? Or is it the other way around?