Mar 8, 2013 — Matthew Quick's The Silver Linings Playbook, a debut novel that inspired a film, appears at No. 15.
Oct 29, 2012 — Novelist Matthew Quick finds the funny side of a mental patient's recovery, while Anthony Horowitz reimagines Sherlock Holmes. In nonfiction, comedian Darrell Hammond recounts his traumatic childhood, Regis Philbin tracks his rise to TV greatness, and MTV gets its own history book.
Aug 2, 2011 — Per Petterson plumbs a mother and son's strained relationship, while William Gibson's near-future tale follows a canny businessman. In nonfiction, curator Edmund de Waal traces his family history through an heirloom collection of carvings, and Wayne Koestenbaum offers a meditation on humiliation.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of I Curse the River of Time by Per Petterson and Charlotte Barslund. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim by Jonathan Coe. 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 3, 2009 — Correspondent Susan Stamberg gathers recommendations for the season's best books from booksellers Rona Brinlee, Daniel Goldin and Lucia Silva. Their selections include comics about philosophy, novels about building families, and a box set that dives into the process of writing.
Sep 1, 2009 — In Jonathan Tropper's This is Where I Leave You, witty, hapless, cuckolded Judd Foxman returns home to sit shiva for his dad and assess his wrecked marriage. In a rare balancing act, the novel is as sensitive as it is funny.
Oct 16, 2008 — Matthew Quick's heart-warming, humorous and soul-satisfying first novel opens as 30-year-old Pat Peoples, a former high school history teacher, is being sprung from a Baltimore mental institution.