Sep 5, 2012 — Jeffrey Eugenides traces a love triangle, while Sebastian Barry examines a woman's well-lived life. In nonfiction, Jodi Kantor explores the Obamas' marriage, David Margolick revisits Arkansas school integration, and Simon Garfield romps through the history of type.
Oct 2, 2011 — Author David Margolick explores the tumultuous lives of — and off-and-on relationship between — Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan, two women made famous by the 1957 "Crisis at Little Rock," where Eckford was one of the first black students to attend a major high school in the formerly segregated south.
Aug 8, 2011 — Set in rural North Carolina in 1963, Clyde Edgerton's latest novel centers on a frowned-upon friendship which blossoms between two teens from opposite sides of the color divide and tracks.
Jul 30, 2011 — Clyde Edgerton's new novel, The Night Train, tells the story of two boys whose friendship is concealed due to a culture of racial segregation in the 1960s. Edgerton harkens back to his own childhood in North Carolina — the days when friendship between black and white children was culturally unacceptable — and asks what has changed in the past 50 years.
Jul 28, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Night Train: A Novel by Clyde Edgerton. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Dec 1, 2010 — This week in fiction, an unlikely English love story reveals class and racial tensions in an English village, while in nonfiction, two postwar pop-culture icons share their life stories, and two respected journalists tackle the financial crisis and the rise of Dubai.
Jul 28, 2010 — Hotels, pools, beaches, airplanes: all good places to ignite a summer fling — or read about one. Here are six recent titles that will let you explore, from the safety of your deck chair, our human capacity for ecstasy and pain.