Dec 26, 2012 — The Virgin Suicides takes teenage angst to the extreme. Writer, blogger and professional teenager Tavi Gevinson explains why it's a book she can't put down, year after adolescent year.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Fates Will Find Their Way: A Novel by Hannah Pittard. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Feb 5, 2011 — Hannah Pittard's debut novel, The Fates Will Find Their Way, tells the story of a 16-year-old girl who inexplicably disappears one day — and the neighborhood kids who become entranced by what may have happened to her.
Aug 5, 2009 — 1969 was a big year in America: Woodstock, the Manson Family, The Brady Bunch premiere on TV. But Ben Greenman says literature was energized as well.
Dec 4, 2007 — In his new novel, the author of Election and Little Children returns to anxiety-struck suburbia. Perrotta's The Abstinence Teacher delicately explores the friction in a high school sex education class.
Nov 2, 2007 — Author Tom Perrotta's novels Election and Little Children were made into rather successful movies. He has another novel out this fall: The Abstinence Teacher. Is it worth reading before it hits theaters?
Jul 26, 2005 — A messy divorce threatens to overshadow Terry McMillan's latest book tour. The best-selling author discusses The Interruption of Everything and revelations about her personal life which emerged during its writing.
Jul 24, 2005 — Richard McCann's autobiographical novel Mother of Sorrows took 20 years to complete. The author tells Jacki Lyden how the book came to be.
Jun 9, 2005 — A man finds himself facing criminal charges when he finds out that his lawyer wife is not everything she seems, in this "beachiest of beach books" recommended by All Things Considered's book critic, Alan Cheuse.