British author J.G. Ballard, a highly distinctive and often controversial writer, has passed away. Here are some of his most memorable novels and short stories.
Empire of the Sun
The Atrocity Exhibition
The Best Short Stories of J. G. Ballard
The National Book Critics Circle has announced its awards for the best books of 2008.
The Forever War (nonfiction)
My Father's Paradise (autobiography)
The World Is What It Is (biography)
Horton Foote, an esteemed dramatist, screenwriter, and memoirist, has passed away at the age of 92. Here is some of his best collected work.
Beginnings: A Memoir
The late John Updike was a virtuoso of both fiction and non-fiction forms. Here is a sampling of his best work.
Rabbit Novels Vol. 1
Rabbit Novels Vol. 2
Hugging the Shore
Feast your eyes on these books showcasing the beautiful tradition of manuscript illumination.
Masterpieces of Illumination
Marvellous to Behold
A History of Illuminated Manuscript
Bibles and Bestiaries
We've come a long way from the days of Dickens and Clement C. Moore. Here are new classics in the Yuletide tradition.
Holidays on Ice
The Stupidest Angel
A Christmas Story
The Christmas Chronicles
Marvin Terban gets kids laughing (and learning) about language with these illustrated books of funny idioms.
Mad as a Wet Hen!
Punching the Clock
In a Pickle