Sep 4, 2013 — Michael Gruber's new novel, The Return, is a tale of memory and revenge: hero Rick Marder, a New York literary type with a medical death sentence, heads south to settle old scores with the narcotraficantes who killed his in-laws. Reviewer Alan Cheuse calls Gruber a "master of the genre."
Jun 17, 2013 — The capital of Northern Ireland is no longer the city of snipers that it was before the Good Friday Agreement, but novelist Stuart Neville still draws inspiration from the decades of violence. In The Ghosts of Belfast, he examines the shattered life of an IRA killer in the aftermath of The Troubles.
Mar 5, 2012 — Fold, founder, flop: That's what the protagonists of these three books do well. Author Lysley Tenorio recommends stories about men whose good intentions are undeniable, if not always admirable. Have a favorite story about failure? Tell us what it is in the comments below.
Mar 2, 2012 — Stieg Larsson's final Millennium series novel The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest debuts at No. 1.
Feb 22, 2012 — This week brings the final installment in Stieg Larsson's Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series, a send-up of Nabokov and Shakespeare by Arthur Phillips, and a spiritual fantasy by Kevin Brockmeier. In nonfiction, physicist Michio Kaku peers into the future, and Stephen Hawking regards the universe's grand design.
Nov 28, 2011 — Sue Grafton's V is for Vengeance, about an investigation of a suspicious suicide, debuts at No. 2.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Shalimar The Clown by Salman Rushdie. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Undiscovered Country by Lin Enger. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Apr 10, 2011 — After ten years, author Francine Pascal has written an update to her classic Sweet Valley High series — and Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody is writing a movie about the original Sweet Valley books. Rachel Syme reports on the continuing phenomenon that is the Wakefield sisters.