Dec 7, 2012 — Two new biographical studies that read like novels explore the familial relationships that shaped two of the 19th century's most beloved authors. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls Great Expectations: The Sons And Daughters Of Charles Dickens "a Gothic nightmare" and Marmee & Louisa "a romance."
Sep 23, 2011 — The Old Farmer's Almanac returns with new charts, hints and ideas. It debuts at No. 15.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Our Nig: Or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black by Harriet E. Wilson, P. Gabrielle Foreman, Reginald H. Pitts, P. Gabrielle Foreman, and Reginald H. Pitts. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Law of Dreams by Peter Behrens. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Dec 24, 2009 — Young adult books sell well, but the genre is not without flaws. That's why young adult author Garret Freymann-Weyr is encouraging teens to venture into the adult shelf. She has three books for smarties that anyone — young or old — will enjoy.
Aug 10, 2009 — Author Laura Dave remembers the book that taught her about unabashed sin: Peyton Place, a raucous novel of sex, murder and love in a small New England town.
Nov 19, 2008 — A Master Class transforms New England's wintry fare into one memorable dish after another.
Oct 7, 2008 — Nico, the 13-year-old narrator of Francine Prose's new novel, struggles to deal with the loss of her older sister. With her parents barely able to cope, Nico must navigate grief and growing up alone.
Oct 7, 2008 — Think the Pilgrims were all straight-laced seriousness and tight buckles? Think again, says author Sarah Vowell. In her new book, The Wordy Shipmates, Vowell explores the lively history of America's ancestors. Just who were those folks living in the "shining city on a hill"?