The Killing Ground: A Biography of Thermopylae

By Myke Cole and Michael Livingston

The Killing Ground: A Biography of Thermopylae

A fascinating history of the storied Greek battlefield.

The Invocations

By Krystal Sutherland

The Invocations

Teens hunt witch-killers in this fantastical (and fantastic) feminist tale.

The Holocaust: An Unfinished History

An expansive, important new look at the Shoah.

The Night of the Storm: A Novel

It’s hard to pull off “a dark and stormy night,” but this debut nails it.

Strong Passions: A Scandalous Divorce in Old New York

An excessively detailed, not-so-titillating tale of 19th-century Manhattan.

A Forest Journey

By John Perlin

A Forest Journey

A promising expedition stops disappointingly short.

The Declassification Engine

By Matthew Connelly

The Declassification Engine

Must every government document be kept under lock and key?

Dixon, Descending: A Novel

It’s man vs. Everest in this evocative, implausible tale.