Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Portraits of a Marriage by Sandor Marai and George Szirtes. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Apr 20, 2011 — Novelists Aimee Bender and Adam Ross both use food as a key to the nuances of family and marriage, while historian Alison Weir and comic writer Seth Grahame-Smith rip some bodices. In nonfiction, Jeff Goodell explores the controversy over geoengineering as a solution to climate change.
Feb 17, 2011 — Back in print after 70 years, Sandor Marai's gorgeous Hungarian novel about infidelity and shattered love still resonates with surprises.
Jun 18, 2010 — Years ago, writer Adam Ross' father told him a disturbing story involving a morbidly obese second cousin and a deadly peanut. Now, Ross has transformed that tale into a dark, debut novel, Mr. Peanut, which dramatizes the case of a man who may or may not have killed his wife via legume.
Aug 17, 2009 — Rafael Yglesias' novel is inspired by his wife, Margaret, who died in 2004. A Happy Marriage spans their three-decade relationship, from their courtship to her battle with cancer.
Jun 11, 2009 — Your reading this summer may involve brushing the sand off page five — or firing up your Kindle. However you do it, we have some reading suggestions for you, straight from independent booksellers around the country.
Jul 9, 2008 — Rivka Galchen's debut novel opens on a psychologically dark and stormy night: "Last December a woman entered my apartment who looked exactly like my wife." Reviewer Barrie Hardymon says the emotionally devastating novel "hits like a thunderbolt."
Jun 24, 2008 — Best known for his novel The Confessions of Max Tivoli, Andrew Sean Greer explores the hidden secrets of one suburban, 1950s couple in his new book, The Story of a Marriage.
Jan 18, 2007 — Five for Friday looks into its crystal ball and sees new movies worth watching, a new book worth reading, new music worth listening to, new ways to celebrate pies and — drum roll, maestro, if you please — a new way to write yourself a letter to be delivered in the year 2037.