Jun 13, 2013 — Novelist and Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen writes with passion and purpose about the state he loves. His latest book, Bad Monkey, is an offbeat murder mystery set in Key West.
Dec 13, 2012 — Susan Stamberg presents the year's best books, picked by independent booksellers around the country. Selections range from gritty, free-verse fairy tales to ballerina photographs and a grim Southern story about a small town that would rather its ghosts remain at rest.
Oct 24, 2012 — Over the past generation, Belle Glade Central High School in Belle Glade, Fla., has sent 30 players to the NFL. The school is proud of that record, but it might have come at a cost. Bryan Mealer's Muck City spotlights the stories of players, their families, their coach and a town that struggles to win a spot on the field — and life.
Sep 19, 2012 — The Highwaymen were a group of African-American artists in the '60s and '70s who sold idyllic paintings by the roadside of Florida's Route 1. Back then, they nearly saturated the market with their pictures, but today their work is sought after by the likes of Steven Spielberg and Michelle Obama.
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 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Star Island by Carl Hiaasen. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 9, 2011 — Ever wonder why supermarket tomatoes taste like nothing? Food writer Barry Estabrook's new book traces the troubled history of the modern commercial tomato.
Jun 28, 2011 — In his new book, Tomatoland, food writer Barry Estabrook details the life of the mass-produced tomato — and the environmental and human costs of the tomato industry. Today's tomatoes, he says, are bred for shipping and not for taste.
Jun 16, 2011 — Jane Smiley, Carl Hiaasen, James Lee Burke and Alan Furst all return with novels in which the characters gradually awaken to the toxicity of their choices, while in nonfiction, Sonia Shah looks at how malaria has ruled humankind for 500,000 years.
Feb 14, 2011 — Late in life, mental health problems are often dismissed as inevitable signs of aging and decline. But in How We Age, geriatric psychiatrist Marc Agronin says doctors are giving up too easily on the psychological needs of seniors.