Nov 8, 2013 — Debuting at No. 11, S. is J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst's tale of a mysterious author and two readers.
Oct 13, 2013 — Author Antoine Wilson suggests bypassing Proust in favor of a far shorter choice: Nicholson Baker's 1988 novel, which shares the internal monologue of a businessman on an escalator. Shoelaces, drinking straws and the corporate culture of men's bathrooms undergo thorough analysis in this slim book, which Wilson calls "relentlessly perceptive."
Oct 29, 2012 — Liars are sometimes the best storytellers. Author Amy Wilson shares three books with less-than-trustworthy narrators.Who is your favorite unreliable narrator? Tell us in the comments.
Aug 1, 2012 — In his latest novel, You & Me, Padgett Powell continues the experimentation of his previous work The Interrogative Mood. Here, two Southern men sit on a porch, discussing everything from R. Crumb to human failure. No action, no attribution — just dialogue.
May 24, 2012 — Critic Michael Schaub offers a sneak peek at some of the most hotly anticipated books of the summer: An Obama bio. A sparkling debut. Thrillers of both the fictional and body-science kind. Even Lincoln is reborn in this season of sun, sand, renewal — and reading.
Nov 17, 2011 — A dog reflects on his life in The Art of Racing in the Rain, on the list for a 127th week.
Jul 27, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Tristram Shandy: An Authoritative Text, the Author on the Novel, Criticism by Laurence Sterne. News, interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Famous Writers School: A Novel by Steven Carter. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.