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.
Feb 22, 2013 — Appearing at No. 14, John Irving's In One Person is a novel of love, loss and sexuality.
Jan 29, 2013 — In softcover fiction and nonfiction, John Irving explores teen lust; Denise Mina delivers a murder mystery; David Maraniss looks at the young Barack Obama; Robert Kagan defends U.S. sovereignty; and Susan Cain stands up for introverts.
Jul 9, 2012 — Being a positive role model is usually a part of a teacher's job description, but author Jennifer Miller knows not everyone lives up to that standard. She recommends three books about educators who lead students astray. Do you have a favorite book about a teacher? Tell us in the comments.
Sep 10, 2011 — Whether they depict school as a magical memory or a torture chamber, books about students are as varied as authors. We list five of our favorites and invite you to offer yours.
Aug 1, 2011 — Archer Mayor exposes the seedy underbelly of bucolic Brattleboro in his Joe Gunther detective novels. But it's a challenge to bring out the dark side; Brattleboro, and Vermont in general, the author says, are "inordinately pleasant" places.
Jul 28, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Surrogate Thief by Archer Mayor. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 26, 2011 — NPR coverage of Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher and Kimberly Bulcken Root. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of In the Fall by Jeffrey Lent. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Secret History by Donna Tartt. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.