Victims of terrorism
Sep 14, 2011 — In an intriguing and insightful new book, anthropologist Jeanne Guillemin looks back at the 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five and infected 17 others.
Sep 11, 2011 — Lauren Manning was one of the few employees of her firm to survive the attacks on the World Trade Center, but suffered massive burn injuries. She credits her will to survive to the memory of her colleagues. "I took absolute personal responsibility that they wouldn't get another one," she says.
Sep 8, 2011 — The impact of Sept. 11 sent shock waves through every aspect of modern American life, permeating and defining the culture of a generation. Granta editor John Freeman recommends three novels that examine the attacks of that day, and the lives that were forever altered.
Jul 29, 2011 — NPR coverage of Bel Canto: A Novel by Ann Patchett. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Good Life by Jay McInerney. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Falling Man: A Novel by Don DeLillo. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of A Woman in Jerusalem by Abraham B. Yehoshua and Hillel Halkin. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jun 29, 2010 — Bestsellerdom doesn't necessarily bring with it a promise of quality, so we've hand-selected five titles from the NPR Bestseller List: an acutely observed first novel with satiric punch, three works of fiction from established authors at the top of their game, and a startlingly powerful science thriller from a nonfiction newcomer.
Aug 11, 2008 — Set over a period of 24 hours, Run explores themes of family, race and identity. The book is Patchett's first novel since the acclaimed Bel Canto.
Jun 20, 2007 — New Yorker Don DeLillo deals with the events of Sept. 11 in his new novel, Falling Man. DeLillo says writing the book was a "grim responsibility." It follows one survivor through the day's events.