Summer Reading: Fiction
Jun 18, 2009 — NPR is drawing up a list of the best beach books ever, and we need you to help by nominating your favorite summer reads.
Jun 11, 2009 — Prepare to be enchanted by a masterful writer who knows how to tell a story. Michael Malone's skills derive partly from his work writing for a popular daytime soap and partly from his affection for good literature.
Jun 11, 2009 — Jane Hamilton's constantly entertaining novel centers around a Midwestern couple who become involved with a radio star.
Jun 11, 2009 — Yoko Ogawa's poignant new story reminds us that the heart remembers what the mind forgets, and people can find order and solace in unexpected places.
Jun 11, 2009 — Iain Pears knows how to deliver a complex historical mystery. Stone's Fall is one of those gloriously long books that is never long enough.
Jun 11, 2009 — Without an excess of sentimentality, this novel updates and explores the changeling myth.
Jun 11, 2009 — Whether you love to cook or not, you will be charmed by The School of Essential Ingredients. You need to be warned, though... you will want to eat your way through it.
Jun 4, 2009 — In Chandler Burr's You or Someone Like You, the wife of a powerful Hollywood executive unexpectedly finds herself at the helm of a popular book group. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it a "smart novel" that offers "a very tough reflection on the idea of 'group-ness' itself"
Aug 11, 2008 — Equal parts thriller, travelogue and literary puzzle, Hotel Crystal is The Bourne Identity by way of Borges.
Aug 4, 2008 — In The Book of Chameleons, a gecko narrator weaves fragmentary tales of invented pasts into a story of charming airiness. The prize-winning Portuguese novel is set in post-civil war Angola.