Aug 24, 2012 — Christopher McDougall's Born To Run, about the Tarahumara Indians, is on the list for a 58th week.
Oct 28, 2011 — Born To Run, about Mexico's reclusive Tarahumara runners, is on the list for a 30th week.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 12, 2011 — In her biography of the border, historian Rachel St. John traces the dividing line's origins back to the mid-1800s. Though there's plenty of modern-day rhetoric about "regaining" control of the border, St. John argues that the U.S. has never really had it under control.
Jun 20, 2011 — In Manana Forever? former Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Castaneda tries to encapsulate the paradoxes and promises of his country. He joins NPR's Neal Conan to talk about what Mexico needs to do to turn itself around.
Mar 31, 2011 — Roddy Doyle's new novel confronts the dream and reality of Ireland, while Hampton Sides examines Martin Luther King's assassination, historian Tony Judt critiques our deteriorating social contract, and Barbara Stauch defends the middle-aged brain.
Jun 21, 2010 — To kick off our summer series "Thrilled To Death," author Scott Turow recommends Graham Greene's The Power and the Glory. Turow says the novel achieves the unrelenting suspense that he craved as a reader and strives for as a writer.
May 7, 2010 — In his poetic noir novel, Martin Solares uses the sinister connection between the murder of a journalist and the serial slayings of young girls to explore the grim side of Mexican politics, history and human nature.
Nov 8, 2009 — Writer Barbara Kingsolver is fascinated by the tension inherent in living on the border between two cultures. Her latest novel, The Lacuna, tells the story of a young man born of a Mexican mother and an American father.