Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Natives And Exotics by Jane Alison. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Apr 11, 2011 — Willa Cather's pioneer tale is often considered a young adult novel — but don't be fooled by the deceptively simple prose. Writer Bradford Morrow says older readers who return to the subtly sophisticated narrative will find new perspectives on their own journeys.
Dec 9, 2010 — Fresh Air's resident book critic selects her favorite reads from the year, including Patti Smith's moving memoir, a feminist slant on election season and a new history of labor unions.
Jun 17, 2010 — Gabrielle Burton's near lifelong obsession with Tamsen Donner — the wife of the leader of the fatal expedition — has produced a haunting novel, Impatient with Desire, and a must-read memoir, Searching for Tamsen Donner. Critic Maureen Corrigan says the stories are unforgettable.
Jun 4, 2008 — As a child, Emily Wylie always wanted to be a cowboy — or maybe an Indian. Though she no longer constructs teepees out of table cloths, she turns to these three books when she wants to relive her romance with the American West.
Jun 7, 2005 — Book critic Alan Cheuse recommends this lyrical series of chapters about generations of an Australian family, taking the reader through centuries and continents.