Jul 4, 2014 — At No. 3, Elizabeth Gilbert's The Signature of All Things follows a gifted botanist as she researches the mysteries of evolution and falls in love with an artist.
Nov 1, 2013 — In his later years, Norman Rockwell lived in the kind of small town you'd expect to see in his paintings. But he didn't move there for its tranquil pastures; he moved for the psychiatric institute where he and his wife sought treatment. In American Mirror, Deborah Solomon looks at the artist's relationship with his psychoanalyst.
Oct 11, 2013 — At No. 2, Elizabeth Gilbert's The Signature of All Things is a multigenerational family tale.
Oct 1, 2013 — The memoir Eat, Pray, Love turned author Elizabeth Gilbert into a phenomenon. Now, she turns again to fiction with The Signature of All Things, a novel that reviewer Lizzie Skurnick calls "one of the best of the year."
Oct 8, 2012 — Novelists Daniel Woodrell, Christopher Moore and Chuck Palahniuk confront the darker sides of life with varying degrees of humor, while writer Susan Orlean looks at the life of dog star Rin Tin Tin, and Wade Davis reassesses George Mallory's historic climbs on Mount Everest.
Mar 28, 2012 — Author Christopher Moore's new novel Sacre Bleu begins and ends with a meditation on the color blue — and in between sends the great artists of Belle Epoque Paris on a quest to discover the truth about the death of Vincent Van Gogh.
Dec 19, 2011 — Say farewell to prissy princesses. Author Heather Havrilesky recommends three page turners with plucky female protagonists. These satisfying sisters will lift your spirits and open your eyes.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Horse's Mouth by Joyce Cary. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jun 20, 2011 — Sometimes you just can't face the world. What to do? Curl up with Joyce Cary's The Horse's Mouth, says author Kate Christensen. This fun, frequently unsavory romp is the perfect escape.
Nov 3, 2010 — Veteran short-story writer Alice Munro and novelist Elizabeth Kostova contemplate lovers and losers, while international human rights activist Greg Mortenson, comedian George Carlin, and musician and avant-garde icon Patti Smith reflect on their lives in new memoirs.