Jul 25, 2014 — Appearing at No. 11, Amy Tan's The Valley Of Amazement spans two continents and more than four decades as it explores the connection between an American mother and her half-Chinese daughter.
Jul 18, 2014 — At No. 5, Christina Baker Kline's Orphan Train follows a foster child as she befriends an elderly woman and helps her solve a mystery from her past.
Mar 24, 2014 — The Girls of Atomic City, at No. 9, is Denise Kiernan's account of the women of the Manhattan Project.
Jan 31, 2014 — At No. 12, Christina Baker Kline's Orphan Train links together a teenager and an elderly woman.
Jan 20, 2014 — In softcover nonfiction, mother-of-three Kelly Oxford wisecracks, Errol Morris reexamines the Jeffrey MacDonald murder case and Shereen El Feki travels across the Arab world asking people about their sexuality.
Dec 13, 2013 — Christina Baker Kline's Orphan Train, arriving at No. 15, follows two orphans from different eras.
Dec 11, 2013 — Fresh Air's book critic says it's just a fluke that 9 of the 11 titles she picked this year were written by female authors. Her favorites include a jumbo-sized Dickensian novel, a biography of Ben Franklin's sister, a comedy of manners, a stunning Scandinavian mystery and more.
Dec 4, 2013 — NPR staff and critics selected more than 200 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to search through books and find the perfect read for yourself or someone else.
Nov 20, 2013 — On Tuesday night, finalists for the National Book Awards read from their nominated works at The New School in New York City. The National Book Foundation will announce the winners Wednesday night.
Nov 15, 2013 — Debuting at No. 2, Amy Tan's The Valley of Amazement looks into the lives of courtesans in Shanghai.