Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Dec 23, 2009 — Many of the picks from Fresh Air's book critic look back at tough times from earlier eras, or lives upended by disaster. The best books of the year include a work of nonfiction that reveals the hidden fantasy land of a founder of American industry, and a novel that doesn't apologize for the bad behavior of its characters. Plus, a bonus mystery pick.
Oct 22, 2009 — Jane Gardam has spent her long career writing dry, honest books about British life. Her new novel, The Man in the Wooden Hat, showcases the regrets of a woman never quite sure that marrying her husband was the right choice. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls Gardam the best British writer you've never heard of.
Oct 22, 2009 — Jane Gardam — a.k.a. the best contemporary British writer you probably haven't heard of — charts the life of an imperfect marriage in her newest novel,The Man In The Wooden Hat.
May 7, 2009 — Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, has survived campaigns, cancer, the death of a child and her husband's infidelity. In her new book, Resilience, Edwards discusses the adversities she has faced — and her efforts to move on.
May 22, 2008 — News spread quickly on Tuesday when doctors announced that Senator Ted Kennedy had a malignant brain tumor. Guests and callers discuss the difficult decisions public figures and their families must make when faced with serious health problems.
Aug 23, 2007 — A recurrence of breast cancer hasn't kept Elizabeth Edwards from being a vital presence in her husband's presidential campaign. Edwards, who plays a key role in delivering her husband's message, says she hopes his opponents don't hold back because of her health.
Nov 24, 2006 — When political analysts talk about one potential presidential candidate for 2008, former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, they often mention his wife — and her down-to-earth appeal. Elizabeth Edwards talks about the death of her teenage son, living a life of politics, and surviving cancer.