A quick look at recent releases: "Imperial Dreams," by Tim Gallagher, and "The Stranger," by Camilla Läckberg.
FICTION: An Afghan family endures in the face of migration, poverty and war.
The history of the seminal battle, and the 1775 siege of Boston.
FICTION: An Iowa boy negotiates a new life in California.
A merry reading, with beer, laughter, and jokes about the book's title.
A young singer falls into an affair against the backdrop of the Irish Troubles.
The treatment of werewolves as second-class citizens brings about a revolution.
NONFICTION: Wide-ranging essays, in which Hessler profiles a global basketball star, eats at a rat restaurant and walks the Great Wall of China.
A transcendent tale of a season with a scruffy minor-league baseball team in a scruffy minor-league town.
Six decades after Sylvia Plath’s suicide, the poet is undergoing an image overhaul.
Residents of a Sri Lankan neighborhood band together during a civil war.
BOOK REVIEW: Essays show us poetry in ways we couldn’t ourselves imagine.
FICTION: A precocious young girl is cared for by her country cousin after her grandmother dies.
A fine collection of short stories, linked by human folly, and by the sea.
The third book of Rick Atkinson’s World War II trilogy tells the stories of the generals and the GIs in the Allied armies’ final sweep across Western Europe.
FICTION: This unclassifiable and wildly inventive book will transport readers to an isolated Azores archipelago.
BOOK REVIEW: A teenager during the Khmer Rouge era comes back as an adult to confront one of the masterminds of the terror.
FICTION: A recently paroled man struggles to forgive the sins of his past, but is coaxed back to life by flawed, loyal and deeply human characters.
FICTION: An elegant exploration of the power of stories, wrapped inside a murder mystery.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s characters – and their highs and lows – resonate nearly a century after the St. Paulite found fame.
Nonfiction: Baseball may owe its survival to the 1883 pennant race and those who transformed a failing sport.
FICTION: A botched operation, a coverup and a web of intrigue.
The college library's annual "Books in Bloom" exhibit features arrangements to complement 30 books -- everything from "Les Miserables" to "Because of Winn Dixie.