Feb 7, 2014 — Emily Bazelon recommends a memoir about facing the danger and squalor of addiction and eventually overcoming it, while Abigail Deutsch ponders the love story at the heart of Edward St. Aubyn's novel Bad News: The one between a man and his drugs.
Feb 4, 2014 — In softcover fiction, Colm Toibin imagines Mary's life after Jesus' crucifixion, Anthony Marra chronicles a child's fate in war-torn Chechnya and Jamaica Kincaid meditates on the unraveling of a marriage. In softcover nonfiction, Lesley Hazelton brings Islam's chief prophet to life and James Lasdun recounts being stalked on- and offline.
Jan 10, 2014 — Khaled Hosseini's sprawling family drama And the Mountains Echoed has hit half a year on the list.
Dec 20, 2013 — The Aviator's Wife, at No. 12, is Melanie Benjamin's retelling of the life of Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
Dec 18, 2013 — Forget the taped readings of yore. Today's audiobooks feature integrated musical performances, movie-quality sound effects and all-star casts of rotating narrators. Take a peek at the new world of listenable literature with AudioFile magazine founder Robin Whitten's list of four notable audiobooks from 2013.
Dec 11, 2013 — Fresh Air's book critic says it's just a fluke that 9 of the 11 titles she picked this year were written by female authors. Her favorites include a jumbo-sized Dickensian novel, a biography of Ben Franklin's sister, a comedy of manners, a stunning Scandinavian mystery and more.
Dec 6, 2013 — At No. 12, M.L. Stedman confronts miscarriages and a failing marriage in The Light Between Oceans.
Dec 4, 2013 — NPR staff and critics selected more than 200 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to search through books and find the perfect read for yourself or someone else.
Dec 2, 2013 — In Janet Evanovich's Takedown Twenty, debuting at No. 8, Stephanie Plum chases a powerful mobster.
Nov 15, 2013 — Debuting at No. 2, Amy Tan's The Valley of Amazement looks into the lives of courtesans in Shanghai.