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.
Jul 11, 2011 — Bonnie Jo Campbell's Once Upon a River is a violent but inspiring tale, packed with colorful river dwellers, factory workers, farmers, hunters, housewives and, at its center, a teenage girl with an iron gut and a heart to match.