Jun 27, 2014 — James Carroll's experience as a Catholic priest informs his new Warburg in Rome, which follows an American tasked with rescuing European Jews in the aftermath of the Nazi occupation of Rome.
Dec 12, 2012 — Author Wendy Welch shares her favorite book about small-town life that defy stereotypes. What is your favorite work that takes a bite out of literary tradition? Tell us in the comments.
Aug 7, 2012 — More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.
Nov 11, 2010 — The best stories creep under your skin and stay there. Kathryn Erskine recommends three gripping, unsettling reads with resolute, compelling narrators. These are stories that you just can't shake.
Dec 27, 2008 — The Bielski brothers gave shelter and protection to Polish Jews who, like them, fled into the region's forests and swamps to escape German persecution. Director Edward Zwick's new film tells their story, but why hasn't it been heard until now?
Apr 2, 2006 — NPR's John Ydstie interviews Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief, a novel set in World War II Germany with Death himself as the narrator. The book tells the story of Liesel Meminger, a young girl who lives with a foster family in a tough, working-class neighborhood of Molching, Germany.