April 14, 2013 Tomás Rivera's ... And the Earth Did Not Devour Him is the account of a boy bearing witness to the injustices faced by migrant workers in the mid-20th century. Author Alex Espinoza says this book showed him that storytelling doesn't have to be private, it can be revolutionary.
April 13, 2013 In the 19th century, Bolivar freed six countries from Spanish rule. Almost 200 years later, the warrior statesman is still a widely celebrated Latin American hero, but his story is also little understood. In a new biography, Marie Arana aims to separate fact from fiction.
April 12, 2013 At No. 9, Escape from Camp 14 tracks a young North Korean's fight for freedom.
April 12, 2013 At No. 15, Max Brooks' World War Z collects memories of Zombie War survivors in bloody detail.
April 12, 2013 In Gulp, which debuts at No. 2, Mary Roach takes readers on a tour through the digestive system.
April 12, 2013 Debuting at No. 1, Kate Atkinson's Life After Life describes one woman's many incarnations.
April 12, 2013 In Who Could That Be at This Hour?, a prequel to A Series of Unfortunate Events, Daniel Handler satirizes pulp mysteries and uncovers the parallels between detective fiction and childhood. In both, he says, an outsider is trying to make his way in a mysteriously corrupt world.
April 12, 2013 Also: Ireland bungles James Joyce coins; a literary hoax; and a new D.H Lawrence manuscript.
April 12, 2013 In softcover nonfiction, Fawzia Koofi reflects on her hard-won empowerment in Afghanistan, Gustavo Arellano surveys America's obsession with Mexican cuisine and Craig Havighurst documents the rich history of Nashville country radio.
April 12, 2013 Although Venezuela has a rich literary culture, its writers remain largely unknown outside of the country. Marcela Valdes traces the intersection of literature and politics in the large Caribbean nation, showing the forces that have kept Venezuelan writers from getting the praise they deserve.