Jul 28, 2014 — The transition from one part of the world to another is filled with anticipation, conflict and drama. These trips can herald life-changing transformations for families seeking out better lives.
Mar 1, 2013 — Yann Martel's Life of Pi remains at No. 10 the week after its movie adaptation won four Oscars.
Nov 19, 2012 — Novelist Richard Mason explores belle epoque pleasures, biographer Jean Baker champions sex educator Margaret Sanger, journalist A.J. Jacobs gets healthy, comedian Bill Cosby outsmarts his grandkids, and writer Geoff Dyer takes on filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky.
Nov 9, 2012 — Yann Martel imagines an outlandish and fantastical odyssey in Life Of Pi. It appears at No. 8.
Jun 23, 2012 — These five books will give you literary jet lag — a yearning to linger in the world of the author's imagination, and a reluctance to return to your own. The research is so deep it becomes invisible, and these writers are trusted guides, gently nudging and leading you through each tale.
Jun 22, 2012 — Michael Ondaatje's seafaring coming-of-age tale, The Cat's Table, debuts at No. 12.
Jun 20, 2012 — Michael Ondaatje returns with a seafaring coming-of-age story, while Lev Grossman delivers another literary fantasy and Ernest Cline makes his nerdy fiction debut. Journalist Ron Suskind casts Obama as a brilliant amateur and Amanda Foreman looks at Britain's role in the Civil War.
Jan 12, 2012 — The Cat's Table — about a boy's journey from Sri Lanka to London — is on the list for a 12th week.
Sep 30, 2011 — Michael Ondaatje's fifth novel, The Cat's Table, follows an 11-year-old boy on a 21-day journey from Sri Lanka to London. Unsupervised, he and his companions live by only one rule: to every day do at least one thing that is forbidden.