Jun 24, 2014 — In A.M. Dellamonica's new Child of a Hidden Sea, a marine scientist discovers her secret heritage in an alternate, watery version of Earth — a place which adamantly doesn't want to be discovered.
Jul 16, 2012 — Strong women abound in the media, but author Diana Lopez favors those who don't have inhuman courage, futuristic gadgets and superpowers. She recommends three books about average girls who are pushed to their limits. Who is your favorite fighting heroine? Tell us in the comments.
Jun 22, 2012 — Michael Ondaatje's seafaring coming-of-age tale, The Cat's Table, debuts at No. 12.
Jun 20, 2012 — Michael Ondaatje returns with a seafaring coming-of-age story, while Lev Grossman delivers another literary fantasy and Ernest Cline makes his nerdy fiction debut. Journalist Ron Suskind casts Obama as a brilliant amateur and Amanda Foreman looks at Britain's role in the Civil War.
Jan 12, 2012 — The Cat's Table — about a boy's journey from Sri Lanka to London — is on the list for a 12th week.
Oct 19, 2011 — Elmore Leonard takes on Somali pirates in his latest thriller, while former President George W. Bush defends his decision points, biographer Edmund Morris looks at Theodore Roosevelt's last decade, and writer Dan Buettner reports on what the world's happiest people have in common.
Oct 19, 2011 — In England, where sniping at Booker Prize finalists is a national sport, this year's bickering was especially fierce. But last night's award of the prize to Julian Barnes' absorbing, elegant The Sense of an Ending provided ... just that.
Sep 30, 2011 — Michael Ondaatje's fifth novel, The Cat's Table, follows an 11-year-old boy on a 21-day journey from Sri Lanka to London. Unsupervised, he and his companions live by only one rule: to every day do at least one thing that is forbidden.
Aug 11, 2011 — More than 5,000 of you nominated. More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. Explore the winners of NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy survey — an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles.
Aug 8, 2011 — NPR coverage of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.