May 30, 2011 — Some of the best summers are those filled with journeys, reunions and good food — three themes that factor prominently in the books recommended by our independent booksellers.
Mar 22, 2011 — Sarah Vowell takes on the American occupation of Hawaii, author Katharine Greider dives into New York history through the lens of her crumbling Manhattan row house, and Lisa Abend follows the apprentices toiling away in the molecular gastronomy labs of Ferran Adria's elBulli.
Sep 14, 2009 — In 2004, Awista Ayub, an Afghan immigrant to the U.S., formed the Afghan Youth Sports Exchange and brought eight Afghan girls to the U.S. to play soccer. In her new book However Tall the Mountain, Ayub tells the story of the young athletes who left their war-torn country to play the game the loved.
Jun 6, 2006 — Canadian officials believe that Younis Tsouli, arrested last year in London for running al-Qaida Web sites, may have been involved in the alleged terrorist plot that was exposed last weekend. Madeleine Brand talks with Evan Kohlmann, author of Al-Qaida's Jihad in Europe: The Afghan-Bosnian Network, about Tsouli's arrest and past activities.