Jan 25, 2013 — Edmund De Waal's The Hare With Amber Eyes returns to the list at No. 15.
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.
Jun 30, 2012 — British ceramicist Edmund de Waal is exhibiting his work at Waddesdon Manor, the historic country retreat of his distant cousin Lord Jacob Rothschild. The manor's lavishly decorated rooms are an unlikely space for such minimalist works, but the collaboration tells a story of collection, belonging and loss.
Nov 28, 2011 — Steve Martin's novel about the New York City art world, An Object of Beauty, debuts at No. 11.
Nov 16, 2011 — Comedian Steve Martin tackles the New York art world, while singer Dionne Warwick delivers her life story, music critic Alex Ross charts the evolution of his taste, Jennet Conant explores Julia and Paul Childs' secret World War II spy work, and Michael Korda recounts the life of Lawrence of Arabia.
Aug 4, 2011 — In her new book, Maggie Nelson considers why violence and gore enthrall and excite — and why cruelty is so pervasive in our culture.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of 30,000 Years of Art: The Story of Human Creativity Across Time and Space by Inc. Phaidon. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Painting by Nina Schuyler. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jun 25, 2011 — The Cone sisters of Baltimore had a passion — and a talent — for art collection. In the early 20th century, they patronized and befriended great contemporary artists such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. An exhibition of their collection is now on display at the Jewish Museum of New York.