The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.
Nearly a year after the earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan, foreign journalists have been allowed into the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.
Deep inside the exclusion zone, some 3,000 people are working around the clock to make the plant safe again. The BBC’s Roland Buerk donned the necessary protective clothing and went inside.
Here & Now resident chef and cookbook author Kathy Gunst shares her list of the best cookbooks of the year.