New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds is coming to Greensboro and is bringing free books for low-income students.

In 16 years as a columnist for the Charlotte Observer, Tommy Tomlinson earned a reputation for telling the stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things — the teenagers who integrated a Charlotte high school; a college math professor breaking a code; a police recruit with disabilitie…

World War II, Julian M. Pleasants argues convincingly in his new book “Home Front,” had a profound role in shaping the North Carolina we know today — a modern state with diversified agriculture, strong industry, many people who have moved in from elsewhere and at least the beginnings of chan…

Each author brings a different hue to the city or region he or she is writing about. Nicolas Obregon’s stunning second novel shows Los Angeles from the perspective of Kosuke Iwata, a former Japanese police detective who is now a private investigator in California.

In his memoir, “Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back),” Jeff Tweedy, frontman of the American rock band Wilco, displays a sense of humor that his audiences will know well from his onstage banter.

Hollywood history for the #MeToo movement, Karina Longworth’s “Seduction” is an astute and entertaining takedown of the movie industry, the press and the multimillionaire turned wannabe filmmaker Howard Hughes. Hardly anyone emerges from the pages of “Seduction” unblemished by selfishness an…

Los Angeles Police Department Detective Renee Ballard was introduced in Michael Connelly’s popular “The Late Show.” She was given the graveyard shift after reporting her former partner for harassment, and she doesn’t let the poor assignment distract her from her duty.

There are some women who dream of extravagant proposals full of heartfelt romance. Nikole Paterson isn’t one of them. In her sophomore novel, Jasmine Guillory uses a botched grand gesture to pair a Los Angeles doctor and a freelance writer in the most random of circumstances in “The Proposal.”

Although set in the aftermath of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, “November Road” avoids being another novel about that fateful day in Dallas. Instead, this superior novel from Edgar winner Lou Berney melds crime fiction with a tale about people reinventing themselves, played out d…

British journalist Max Hastings, noted for his critically acclaimed books about World War II, has fast-forwarded his research and writing talent to a war that many Americans would like to forget.

Moe Berg was a real person with a life story that sounds like fiction. He had a 20-year career in Major League Baseball even though he was never more than a middling player, earned degrees from Princeton and the Columbia Law School and, during World War II, served as a spy for the U.S. government.