Jul 28, 2014 — The transition from one part of the world to another is filled with anticipation, conflict and drama. These trips can herald life-changing transformations for families seeking out better lives.
Jul 15, 2014 — Tales about travel don't always end well: Planes crash into jungles and ships run aground. For NPR's "Book Your Trip" series, Lynn Neary considers the rich genre of travel disaster literature.
Jul 1, 2014 — Astrophysicist Adam Frank shares his summer reading list. As one would expect, it's heavy on science fiction and soul searching.
Jun 27, 2014 — At No. 6, Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken tells the true story of a World War II airman who survives his bomber crashing into the sea only to become a prisoner of the Japanese.
Jun 20, 2014 — Narrating one of the most central times in American history, Revolutionary Summer tells the political and military history of the summer of 1776. It appears at No. 14.
Jun 17, 2014 — From the longest-distance skyjacking in American history to a Little Prince who has had his heart broken by a rose, these books are guaranteed to put your head in the clouds.
Jun 13, 2014 — In One Summer, Bill Bryson looks at historical events — featuring the likes of Charles Lindbergh and Babe Ruth — from the summer of 1927. It appears at No. 10.
Jun 6, 2014 — In The Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown tells the story of the American rowing team that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics. It appears at No. 1.
Apr 16, 2014 — The announcement of the winners and finalists for the Pulitzer Prizes gives us an opportunity to herald great journalism that illuminates matters relating to race, ethnicity and culture.
Apr 6, 2014 — Matthiessen was a spy, a naturalist, a well-regarded activist and a three-time winner of the National Book Award — for both fiction and nonfiction. He died of acute myeloid leukemia.