1 And the Mountains Echoed
Khaled Hosseini In The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, Hosseini delivered poignant stories of humanity in war-torn Afghanistan. Here he broadens the scope with a multigenerational family saga that takes place in locations around the world.
2 David and Goliath
Malcolm Gladwell The Tipping Point author once again sets out to make the counterintuitive intuitive with an examination of how underdogs pull off stunning upsets in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
3 Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls
David Sedaris The ever-hilarious essayist points his pen in the direction of dentistry in France and toilets in Beijing, among other pressing topics.
4 The Silver Star Jeannette Walls In her second novel, the best-selling memoirist continues to explore a favorite subject: the adventure-seeking children of absent parents.
Curtis Sittenfeld Sittenfeld’s novels Prep and the Laura Bush-inspired American Wife were firmly rooted in reality, but her latest — which follows two psychic sisters — marks an intriguing foray into the paranormal.