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.
Mar 9, 2011 — In fiction, Christopher Moore's goth teen countess returns, Ian McEwan merges marriage woes with climate change, and Lionel Shriver takes on the ailing health care system. In nonfiction, Deborah Amos describes the forced migration of Sunnis in Iraq, and Rebecca Skloot tells a story of immortality — of sorts.
Feb 17, 2011 — A haunted hotel and an antebellum resort for Southern slave owners vacationing with their mistresses are the settings for this week's novels. In nonfiction, there are an investigation of Nevada's Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage site and the U.S. government's Financial Crisis Inquiry Report.