May 8, 2011 — All Things Considered book reviewer Alan Cheuse's new novel tells the story of a family of slaveholding Southern Jews before the Civil War — and what happens when a northern relative comes to visit.
Nov 17, 2007 — Scott Simon talks with writer and All Things Considered book reviewer Alan Cheuse about The Fires, his new book of two new novellas.
Jun 27, 2013 — Book reviewer Alan Cheuse picks five exciting summer reads, ranging from short stories of grim Irish mayhem to a North Carolina lynching and a corpse in an iceberg, to Southern California cocaine capers and a pure-trash adventure starring U.S. special forces and a world-threatening comet.
Nov 29, 2012 — Critic Alan Cheuse maps out a winter wonderland of fiction and poetry — from ancient Greece to the near-future visions of Walter Mosley, a selection of the best books to give and receive this holiday season. Cheuse says these five books strike the perfect balance between lyricism and narrative.
Nov 29, 2011 — Critic Alan Cheuse likes his books thoughtfully plotted — and 2011 has made him a happy reader. A tiger haunts, a teen flees, ballplayers dream and vampires reign in beautifully conceived stories from new and distinguished authors.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Fires by Alan Cheuse. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Song of Slaves in the Desert by Alan Cheuse. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.