Aug 17, 2013 — In Shot All To Hell, author Mark Lee Gardner explores the roots of James' life of crime following the Civil War.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of So Brave, Young, and Handsome by Leif Enger. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Apr 6, 2011 — Good feuds can make for juicy stories, but terrible downfalls. Newfoundland author Michael Crummey suggests three books about grudge-fueled atrocities that tear towns and families apart. And even if his picks can't convince you to turn the other cheek, they're still pulse-quickening reads.
Jun 17, 2008 — Set in the American West in 1915, Leif Enger's new novel, So Brave, Young and Handsome, is rife with train robbers, cowboys and Pinkerton detectives. The novel is a follow-up to the author's best-selling debut, Peace Like a River.
Jun 8, 2006 — Excerpted from True Grit by Charles Portis, selected by author George Pelecanos for his summer reading recommendation.
Jun 2, 2006 — True Grit is a tale of vengeance told in the deceptively innocent voice of a 14-year-old frontier girl. George Pelecanos, master of noir fiction set in contemporary Washington, D.C., hails it as "one of the very best American novels."
May 20, 2006 — Toni Morrison's 1987 work Beloved is the best American novel of the past quarter-century. That's according to a vote of writers and critics who were invited to weigh in with their choices by The New York Times Book Review.