Jul 31, 2012 — This summer, don't be a tourist — take a journey with these travel memoirs instead. Open these five books and meet a future First Lady, a one-booted hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail and a young Angela Davis. You'll encounter beauty, bravery, and chilling strangeness — without ever leaving the couch.
Jul 1, 2008 — In his new novel, The Garden of Last Days, Andre Dubus III imagines the stripper who danced for the terrorists before Sept. 11. The author is best known for House of Sand and Fog, a National Book Award finalist in 1999.
Aug 21, 2007 — John Burdett's Bangkok is far more than the bizarre murders, corrupt cops and big-hearted bar girls of his novels. It's also the city as a living breathing, thing.
Jun 8, 2007 — "Thailand, a complicated land of both the sacred and the profane, makes the perfect setting for John Burdett's compulsively readable series set in Bangkok's sleazy District 8," says bookseller Steve Shapiro. "Undercurrents involving government payoffs and otherworldly spirits combine to become a character in themselves."