May 13, 2014 — Christopher Isherwood was in his 40s when he met the teenage Don Bachardy. They spent the next three decades making up a tender storybook world, expressed in a new collection of their love letters.
Jul 27, 2011 — NPR coverage of Heloise & Abelard: A New Biography by James Burge. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Nov 23, 2010 — In fiction, Herta Mueller, winner of 2009's literature Nobel, writes poetically about life under totalitarianism, and Elizabeth Berg crafts an entertaining account of a 40th high school reunion. In nonfiction — John Adams' letters, America's tacky Christmas traditions, and the sequel to Stuff White People Like.
Jun 1, 2009 — Forbidden love affairs almost never end happily ever after, but even so, these three books about the intensity and force of illicit love are meant to be savored for eternity.
Feb 12, 2006 — In 1669, a Paris bookseller published Portuguese Letters. Who wrote them? It's the subject of much debate. Myriam Cyr dives into a literary mystery in her first book, Letters of a Portuguese Nun.
Feb 14, 2005 — We celebrate Valentine's Day by hearing from a selection of love letters written by African Americans in the early 20th century, excerpted from the book A Love No Less: More than Two Centuries of African American Love Letters by Pamela Newkirk.