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 28, 2013 — Despite being a big city paper, The New York Times has featured Verlyn Klinkenborg's editorials about life on his farm for years. A new collection of his essays, More Scenes from the Rural Life, offers even the city slickers a chance to daydream about cows.
May 2, 2012 — Jessie Knadler's book, Rurally Screwed, tells a deceptively nuanced story about marriage and change, says commentator Martha Woodroof.
Mar 21, 2012 — Poet Billy Collins revels in his love of words, while debut novelist Cara Hoffman brings poetry to a murder mystery. In nonfiction, historian Adam Hochschild takes a fresh look at WWI, former CIA operative Robert Baer tells the story of his marriage to another spy, and Alexandra Styron comes to terms with her famous novelist father, William Styron.
Jul 26, 2011 — NPR coverage of Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher and Kimberly Bulcken Root. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Anne Of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery and Jack David Zipes. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of So Much Pretty by Cara Hoffman. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Mar 15, 2011 — Tea Obreht makes her sparkling debut with the folkloric Tiger's Wife, and another new author, Cara Hoffman, holds her own with the creepy but elegant So Much Pretty. A Jay-Z biography falls short, but Jonathan Coe's humorous novel about Internet loneliness is an acerbic glimpse of modern times.
Dec 1, 2010 — This week in fiction, an unlikely English love story reveals class and racial tensions in an English village, while in nonfiction, two postwar pop-culture icons share their life stories, and two respected journalists tackle the financial crisis and the rise of Dubai.