Jul 2, 2014 — Emily Gould's new novel follows Bev and Amy, best friends who love each other deeply but don't always get along. Reviewer Annalisa Quinn praises Gould's depiction of genuine female friendship.
May 30, 2014 — If you were a teenager around 1995, prepare to feel old: Silverstone, who played peppy, pampered Cher Horowitz, is now a mother and has written a book about parenting called The Kind Mama.
Aug 7, 2012 — More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.
Jul 6, 2011 — What to Expect When You Are Expecting is a perennial best-seller, but its detailed descriptions of virtually every moment of pregnancy can also make mothers-to-be a little crazy. Some women in pregnancy crave all that information, but for others, it's information overload.
Nov 1, 2010 — The author of Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives says her research into fetal origins helped her see that pregnancy isn't just about waiting for birth — it's an opportunity to improve the health and well-being of the next generation.
Aug 4, 2010 — Even in an age of sexting and online porn, Blume's 1975 teen novel is still considered controversial. Writer J. Courtney Sullivan says she picked up Forever... for the scandal — but she stayed for the feminist lesson. At its core, the novel is about young women who make responsible choices — and have sex on their own terms.
Oct 21, 2009 — Billed as "a fetus' guide to the first three trimesters," What to Expect When You're Expected, by Daily Show writer David Javerbaum, is a tongue-in-cheek take on life in utero.
Oct 10, 2009 — The protagonist of After, Amy Efaw's new novel for young adults, is a 15-year-old straight-A student and Olympic hopeful who winds up in jail, charged with trying to murder her newborn baby.
Dec 16, 2008 — Just in time for the holidays, regular contributor Jolene Ivey and guest mom Dia Michels talk about their picks for parenting books that should make the holiday gift list.
Jul 9, 2008 — Author Rebecca Walker and her mother, novelist Alice Walker, had a very public falling out over what Rebecca calls her mother's "fanatical feminist views." Farai Chideya talks with Rebecca and psychologist Phyllis Chesler about motherhood, feminism, and forgiveness.