Aug 5, 2013 — In softcover nonfiction, David Randall examines the science of sleep, and Susannah Cahalan falls prey to a mysterious disease. In fiction, Claire Vaye Watkins explores the American West, and Ivan Doig looks at a single dad whose world is upended.
Aug 13, 2012 — We spend roughly a third of our lives asleep, but know very little about what happens while we slumber. In Dreamland, journalist David Randall presents what he's learned about sleep deprivation, dream interpretation and the explanations for his own bizarre sleep habits.
Aug 3, 2012 — Most people's after-midnight mishaps are nothing compared with what David K. Randall describes in his new book. From people committing murder while supposedly sleepwalking, to what sleep was like in medieval times, Dreamland provides a lively overview of the world's most popular nocturnal pastime.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Thirty-three Swoons by Martha Cooley. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Madeleine Is Sleeping by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Gendarme by Mark T. Mustian. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Dec 10, 2010 — It's that time of year again! Susan Stamberg chats with three independent booksellers about their favorite reads of the year, from an atlas of remote islands to a children's book about feminist heroes.
Nov 11, 2009 — The journal — 16 years in the making — in which psychoanalyst Carl Jung documented his inner life was long hidden. Now, after a painstaking process of translation and reproduction, Jung's journal is finally available to the public.
Jun 2, 2006 — Rona Brinlee of The Bookmark in Atlantic Beach, Fla., recommends The Dream Life of Sukhanov by Olga Grushin in her conversation about summer reading with Susan Stamberg on Morning Edition. "This novel is about the choices and compromises we make in order to get what we think we want," Brinlee says.
May 26, 2006 — Here's a way to travel, without suffering the high prices of fuel these days: Read one of Alan Cheuse's summer reading book picks. One of them is bound to move you someplace beyond your beach chair.