Jun 1, 2012 — Train Dreams, in which a man struggles for survival after losing his family, debuts at No. 11.
Oct 7, 2011 — Empire of the Summer Moon, about the rise and fall of the Comanches, is on the list for a 21st week.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History by S. C. Gwynne. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jun 19, 2011 — When gold was discovered in Alaska and Canada in the 1890s, thousands packed their bags and headed north, knowing little of the troubles they would face. Howard Blum writes about their adventures in The Floor Of Heaven: A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush.
May 20, 2011 — Quanah Parker, considered the greatest Comanche chief, was the son of Cynthia Ann Parker, a white pioneer woman kidnapped by a raiding party when she was a little girl. Their story — and the saga of the powerful American Indian tribe — is told by S.C. Gwynne in his book, Empire of the Summer Moon.
May 11, 2011 — Summer reading is clearly on the horizon, with a new novel from Scott Turow, P.D. James musing on the mystery genre, John Vaillant on the Siberian tiger, S.C. Gwynne on the Comanche Nation and time to catch up on Bob Woodward's look at Obama's Wars.
Dec 9, 2010 — Fresh Air's resident book critic selects her favorite reads from the year, including Patti Smith's moving memoir, a feminist slant on election season and a new history of labor unions.
Jun 23, 2010 — Quanah Parker, considered the greatest Comanche chief, was the son of Cynthia Ann Parker, a white pioneer woman kidnapped by a raiding party when she was a little girl. Their story — and the saga of the powerful American Indian tribe — is told by S.C. Gwynne in his new book, Empire of the Summer Moon.
Jun 17, 2010 — Gabrielle Burton's near lifelong obsession with Tamsen Donner — the wife of the leader of the fatal expedition — has produced a haunting novel, Impatient with Desire, and a must-read memoir, Searching for Tamsen Donner. Critic Maureen Corrigan says the stories are unforgettable.
Sep 1, 2009 — Fires continue to blaze in California. A select group of firefighters is all that stands between the intense flames in forests near Los Angeles and some 12,000 homes. Our "day in the life" series starts with firefighting, and what it takes to contain a massive forest fire.