Mar 7, 2014 — Piper Kerman's TV tie-in prison memoir, Orange is the New Black, has hit half a year on the list.
Dec 18, 2013 — Forget the taped readings of yore. Today's audiobooks feature integrated musical performances, movie-quality sound effects and all-star casts of rotating narrators. Take a peek at the new world of listenable literature with AudioFile magazine founder Robin Whitten's list of four notable audiobooks from 2013.
Dec 12, 2013 — Rob Buyea gets it. The children's book author spent six years teaching elementary school. He's dedicated his book Because of Mr. Terupt to his former third- and fourth-grade students. "It's because of them that I began writing," he says.
Dec 2, 2013 — In Janet Evanovich's Takedown Twenty, debuting at No. 8, Stephanie Plum chases a powerful mobster.
Sep 6, 2013 — Piper Kerman's Orange Is The New Black, a memoir that inspired a Netflix series, rises to No. 1.
Aug 12, 2013 — When she was 24, Piper Kerman dated a woman who was part of a drug smuggling ring. Years later, after being named as part of that ring, Kerman served time in a federal prison and at one point shared a cell with her former girlfriend. Her memoir of that experience inspired the Netflix series.
Aug 5, 2013 — Earlier this summer, NPR's Backseat Book Club — our book club for young readers — asked you to weigh in on your favorite books for kids age 9-14. We heard from more than 2,000 of you, and our expert panel has whittled your hundreds and hundreds of nominations down to a list of 100 great reads.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Dingley Falls: A Novel by Michael Malone. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O'Nan. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jun 14, 2011 — As Father's Day approaches, writer Jim Axelrod turns to literature to probe the relationship between fathers and sons — and make sense of his own. His three selections portray fathers and sons at their best, and at their heartbreaking worst.