Jul 9, 2013 — Have you ever found yourself in the library or a bookstore, about to leave for vacation, with no idea what books to bring? Well, never fear. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to three book critics about the best reads of the summer.
Jun 16, 2012 — A few decades ago, most fathers would never have thought to read a parenting book, but these days, more and more are writing their own. From the dad-as-coach approach to the hip-dad variation, this year's releases point to a generational divide in what it means to be a father.
Jun 16, 2012 — Great people do great things, says author Mark Shriver, but they're often not good people. Shriver's new memoir of his father, R. Sargent Shriver, is a loving look at a man he says managed to be both great and good.
Feb 3, 2012 — David Finch was 30-years-old when he discovered that he was on the autism spectrum. In Journal of Best Practices, he describes how he learned to manage the disorder — and become a better husband and father in the process.
Nov 29, 2011 — Critic Alan Cheuse likes his books thoughtfully plotted — and 2011 has made him a happy reader. A tiger haunts, a teen flees, ballplayers dream and vampires reign in beautifully conceived stories from new and distinguished authors.
Oct 31, 2011 — Looking for something thoughtful to go along with your Halloween thrills? Author Lisa Tucker recommends three page-turners that will make you feel scarily smart.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Disinherited by Han Ong. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Sorrows of an American by Siri Hustvedt. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Once upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.