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Does college still work? Is our system of higher education fair? And how can we help more young Americans achieve success? Paul…
Books you may have missed. The Booker Prize. Books to check out.
We count down the 21 books high school students should be reading.
An insider’s view of life inside the CIA following 9/11, when all the old protocols were off … A revealing and engaging…
A mystery linking Manhattan circa 1991 to eastern Afghanistan in 2012, ‘Blue Hours’ tells of a life-changing friendship…
Three books that you should be reading in 2019. Crawdad’s, a Sixties summer, and seventy-two virgins.
Rosbottom masterfully explores the crucial role played by the young people of France, many still in their teens, in resisting the…
A middle-aged housewife turned aspiring reporter pursues the murder of a forgotten young woman.
A doorman at a posh apartment building gets lost in the mean New York City streets, battling his demons as he searches for…
On September 14, 1969, Private First Class Judy Talton celebrates her nineteenth birthday by secretly joining the campus…
Rebel, seeker, traveler, observer, vagabond. Writer and poet Jim Christy has been called all these things and more. Inspired at…
With hairpin twists and immense psychological acuity, Kelsey Rae Dimberg’s ‘Girl in the Rearview Mirror’ is as seductive…
Don and Rosie are back in Melbourne after a decade in New York, and they’re about to face their most important project.
In the Hamptons, no rules apply, especially in matters of money—and the heart…
‘Dear Scarlet’ is a poignant and deeply personal journey through the complexities of new motherhood, offering hope to those…
The New York Times bestselling historical novelist delivers her biggest, boldest, and most ambitious novel yet—a sweeping…
What makes a child successful in life? What about raising a successful student? These questions and more answered in one of the…
When a young woman leaves her family—and the civilized world—to join an off-the-grid community headed by an enigmatic…
A Genius, a Con Man, and the Secret History of the Internet's Rise.
A poignant, dazzling debut novel about a woman who longs to be a mother and the captivating yet troubled child she and her…
They live a cloistered life, exotic to modern eyes, founded upon privilege and duty, ruled by byzantine and often unspoken laws,…
A disarmingly funny, thought-provoking, and boldly revealing new book that shows us what it means to be human.
In ‘I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening),’ two working moms from opposite ends of the political spectrum contend that…
The Hemingway Sisters of Cold River, Missouri are local legends. The sisters couldn’t be more different—or more alike. Now…
Digging down to the roots of our lived experience in the world, ‘Time To Tell’ takes us through a journey replete with twists…
For the first time in almost ten years of Book Talk on BTRtoday, we hear from children. This week’s episode is “Books by…
The 91st Academy Awards gave way to a wide-range of writing when it came to the Adapted Screenplay category. A string of western…
The incredible story of how one woman managed to emerge from darkness, explore her haunted past, and heal herself from mental…
The story of a family. The story of an empire. The story of a nation.
A vivid catalog of heartache, loneliness, love and joy, The Twenty-Ninth Year is an education in looking for home and self in the…
It’s the Lunar New Year around the World today, and today we look at the genre and identity of Asian American Literature; its…
Keggie Carew has an unerring instinct for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, of putting her foot in it, and making a hash…
Five must-read books on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
From the author of The Water Dancers and Good Family, an exquisitely crafted novel, set in Ohio in the decades leading to the…
A look ahead at what to expect in January and the first half of 2019 in books, with a special feature on Aaron
'Learning to See’ is a historical novel about Dorothea Lange, the pioneering documentary photographer who captured iconic images…