Aug 28, 2014 — Some people of faith claim that the world is meaningless without belief in God or gods or an afterlife. Commentator Barbara J. King says the view of some atheists is mirrored in two recent novels.
Aug 22, 2014 — At No. 13, James McBride's The Good Lord Bird tells the story of a young slave who is liberated by John Brown just before his raid on Harpers Ferry.
Aug 14, 2014 — Appearing at No. 9, And The Mountains Echoed is a story of a family's loss that spans decades and continents, by Kite Runner author Khaled Hosseini.
Jul 25, 2014 — Appearing at No. 11, Amy Tan's The Valley Of Amazement spans two continents and more than four decades as it explores the connection between an American mother and her half-Chinese daughter.
Jul 18, 2014 — At No. 5, Christina Baker Kline's Orphan Train follows a foster child as she befriends an elderly woman and helps her solve a mystery from her past.
Jul 11, 2014 — At No. 15, Jo Baker's Longbourn reimagines Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice from a servant's perspective.
Jul 4, 2014 — At No. 3, Elizabeth Gilbert's The Signature of All Things follows a gifted botanist as she researches the mysteries of evolution and falls in love with an artist.
Jun 27, 2014 — In Jhumpa Lahiri's novel, The Lowland, the post-colonial politics of India affect the lives of two brothers in different, but equally considerable ways. It appears at No. 8.
Jun 6, 2014 — Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins roams from Italy in the early 1960s to Hollywood and the present-day American heartland. It appears at No. 4.
May 23, 2014 — The author of Because of Winn-Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux shares her summer book recommendations for young readers ages 8-13.