Aug 5, 2013 — In softcover nonfiction, David Randall examines the science of sleep, and Susannah Cahalan falls prey to a mysterious disease. In fiction, Claire Vaye Watkins explores the American West, and Ivan Doig looks at a single dad whose world is upended.
Sep 28, 2012 — Ken Follett continues his epic, 20th century series with Winter of the World. It debuts at No. 1.
May 2, 2012 — Jessie Knadler's book, Rurally Screwed, tells a deceptively nuanced story about marriage and change, says commentator Martha Woodroof.
Feb 7, 2012 — In short succession, Cameron Post loses both parents to a car accident, is outed as a lesbian and is sent to a a religious camp to be "cured." But the heroine of The Miseducation of Cameron Post, a triumphant new young adult novel, is made of strong and irresistible stuff.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet by Reif Larsen. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Sep 10, 2010 — Author Timothy Egan argues in The Big Burn that the forest fire of 1910 — the largest in American history — actually saved the forests, even as its flames charred the trees. It helped rally public support, Egan explains, behind Theodore Roosevelt's push to protect national lands.
Oct 29, 2009 — Author Timothy Egan argues in The Big Burn that the forest fire of 1910 — the largest in American history — actually saved the forests, even as its flames charred the trees. It helped rally public support, Egan explains, behind Theodore Roosevelt's push to protect national lands.
Jul 19, 2009 — If sinking your teeth into a big novel seems like biting off more than you can chew this summer, then may be you should try short stories. A collection of short stories is like a box of chocolates, you can select one or two for now and save the rest for later. Or, if you prefer, you can eat them all at once.
Jun 11, 2009 — Reif Larsen's book is a uniquely constructed novel whose story is enhanced by drawings and separate stories and musings in the margins.
Jun 11, 2009 — Your reading this summer may involve brushing the sand off page five — or firing up your Kindle. However you do it, we have some reading suggestions for you, straight from independent booksellers around the country.