Mar 13, 2013 — In Ruth Ozeki's new novel, A Tale for the Time Being, a 16-year-old girl in Japan starts a diary, writing that it will be a record of her last days before she commits suicide, and gets an unexpected reader when that diary washes up in Canada.
Feb 24, 2013 — In a new novel, the 1920s writer known for her sharp wit becomes resident ghost and adviser to a modern woman struggling to find her own voice. And the two women — spirit and flesh — come to depend on each other.
Jan 16, 2013 — The National Book Critics Circle has announced that two feminist literary scholars, Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, will receive a lifetime achievement award. Critic Maureen Corrigan says their groundbreaking 1979 book, The Madwoman in the Attic, changed the way we read.
May 25, 2012 — Not sure what to read this summer? NPR's Susan Stamberg asked three booksellers to share their top five picks for the books you shouldn't miss. They recommend tales of con artists, grade-school spies, refugees and ranchers — plus an exploration of why stories make us human.
Dec 9, 2011 — Susan Stamberg gathers recommendations for the season's best books from independent booksellers Lucia Silva, Rona Brinlee and Daniel Goldin. This winter, their top picks range in subject from toasters to typeface, odd bookmarks to old Volkswagens, department stores to pasta design.
Nov 4, 2011 — In Sarah's Key, an American journalist unearths the secrets of Jewish families living in WWII Paris.
Sep 23, 2011 — One Day, a riveting love story of heartache and romance, is on the list for a 12th week.
Aug 20, 2011 — Danish director Lone Scherfig is making a name for herself as a female director whose movies tend to focus on human relationships. "I like to see losers win," she says. Her latest film, One Day, chronicles a day in the life of two characters over the course of 20 years.
Jul 28, 2011 — NPR coverage of Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 24, 2011 — Like a good summer read, a trip to the Rocky Mountains provides an elevated get-away from the daily grind. Nicole Magistro, owner of The Bookworm in Edwards, Colo., names some of the more popular reads for Vail Valley vacationers this summer.