Sep 9, 2013 — In softcover nonfiction, Walter Isaacson records Steve Jobs' official biography, Salman Rushdie remembers hiding for his life and Lynn Povich describes a revolution at Newsweek. In fiction, Michael Chabon tells the story of a struggling California record store and Junot Diaz explores infidelity.
Oct 1, 2012 — John Powers reviews the author's memoir of his time in hiding — the result of a fatwah calling for his murder after the publication of The Satanic Verses.
Sep 28, 2012 — In Joseph Anton, Salman Rushdie reflects on how he survived a deadly fatwa. It debuts at No. 2.
Sep 18, 2012 — In 1989, Iran's leader issued an edict that sentenced Salman Rushdie to death for writing the novel The Satanic Verses. Rushdie reflects on the fallout from that order — from the years spent in hiding to the alias he created to avoid detection — in a new memoir called Joseph Anton.
Dec 3, 2005 — British writer Vikram Seth's Two Lives tells the story of Seth's Indian-born uncle and German Jewish wife. Seth describes his aunt and uncle as "typically atypical people, ordinary extraordinary people."