Feb 25, 2013 — In fiction, Peter Cameron's complicated romance, Mohammed Hanif's tale of unwelcome inheritance, Kathryn Harrison's historical drama, and Stephen Dau's bildungsroman arrive in paperback. In softcover nonfiction, James Fallows documents the rise of China's aerospace industry.
Dec 4, 2012 — North Korea remains one of the most isolated and repressive countries in the world. Each year, a brave few attempt an escape to freedom through China. In Escape from North Korea, writer Melanie Kirkpatrick tells the harrowing personal stories of North Korean defectors and their quest for freedom.
Aug 14, 2012 — When author Vaddey Ratner was just a child, the Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia and destroyed her aristocratic family. Her new novel, In the Shadow of the Banyan, draws on her terrible experiences — and the poetry and stories from her father that helped her survive.
Aug 9, 2012 — Vaddey Ratner's In the Shadow of the Banyan draws on her childhood experiences under the brutal Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. It follows Raami, a young polio survivor, from her idyllic home to the depths of totalitarian exploitation.
Feb 28, 2012 — In February, the young readers in NPR's Backseat Book Club read a pair of books: The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes and Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai. They were published 60 years apart but share similar themes about standing out, getting teased and being strong.
Jan 26, 2012 — This month, NPR's Backseat Book Club will read two books that explore what it's like to try to create a new home while still missing the one you've left behind. Join us as we read Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai and The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes.
Sep 8, 2011 — Over the past few weeks, Talk of the Nation has been asking for the books you think should be required reading for all college freshmen. Here are 10 of your suggestions.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Final Solution: A Story Of Detection by Michael Chabon. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of What Is the What by Dave Eggers. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Apr 14, 2010 — In 1975, the U.S. government airlifted more than 3,000 displaced children out of wartime Vietnam. "Operation Babylift" had the best of intentions, but it also had profound consequences. In The Live We Were Given, Dana Sachs explores the legacy of the evacuations.