May 10, 2012 — While working to restore a hotel, Owen Montgomery rekindles a friendship in The Last Boyfriend.
Apr 11, 2012 — Novelist Mary Gordon looks at love and maturity, while Henning Mankell delivers his last Kurt Wallander mystery. In nonfiction, Jim Rasenberger revisits the Bay of Pigs, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells of Afghani women's ingenuity, Charles Ogletree probes the arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Meagan O'Rourke meditates on her mother's death.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of We Are All Fine Here by Mary Guterson. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Faithful Place by Tana French. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Love of My Youth: A Novel by Mary Gordon. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Apr 19, 2011 — In Mary Gordon's luscious, wistful new novel, two former lovers meet in Rome after not having seen each other for almost 40 years. Book critic Maureen Corrigan praises the book's "undeniable appeal."
Dec 15, 2010 — The topics of murder, theft and wartime made for some thrilling fiction this year. Critic Maureen Corrigan of Fresh Air picks the best mystery and suspense novels of 2010, in which the past comes back to haunt.
Dec 6, 2010 — Making suggestions for your book club can be risky business. If everyone loves the book, you're a hero. If they hate it, it takes a while to live it down. NPR's Lynn Neary comes to the rescue with five book club recommendations that are sure to make for good conversation.
Jun 27, 2008 — Suburban misfit Marc Acito — author of Attack of the Theater People and other comic novels — relies on three fictional gal friends for comfort, laughs and inspiration.
Mar 6, 2008 — Faked memoirs by authors Margaret Seltzer, JT LeRoy, and James Frey have sparked controversies in the literary sphere. For insight, Farai Chideya talks with blogger and writer Eisa Ulen, who teaches English at Hunter College in New York City.