May 13, 2013 — In softcover nonfiction, Tom Reiss explores the inspiration for The Count of Monte Cristo, Ben MacIntyre depicts a World War II effort to fool the Nazis, and Justin Lee recounts his struggle for acceptance as a gay Christian. In fiction, Dennis Lehane imagines a Prohibition-era mobster.
Aug 10, 2012 — Double Cross remembers the spies who facilitated the D-Day invasion. It debuts at No. 3.
Jul 28, 2012 — In his new book Double Cross, Ben MacIntyre recounts the story of the huge deception staged by the Allies before D-Day to hide the invasion target from the Germans. MacIntyre speaks to NPR's Scott Simon about the plan and the eccentric characters who carried it out.
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 Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Nov 6, 2010 — Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi's columns have been a destination for those trying to understand what happened in the aftermath of the financial meltdown. His new book tries to make the subject even clearer — in the colorful language his readers know well.
Oct 27, 2010 — In Myla Goldberg's The False Friend, a woman revisits her hometown to atone for a crime that no one remembers. Ten years after Bee Season, Goldberg's compelling new novel examines the nature of childhood trauma, and just how subjective memories can be.
Jun 12, 2010 — In April of 1943, the body of a British Royal Marine washed ashore in Spain, carrying top secret letters about Allied plans to invade Greece and Sardinia. Or so it seemed. In reality, the body was that of a homeless Welsh laborer, and the letters were fakes designed to direct German attention away from the real Allied invasion target: Sicily.
Aug 4, 2009 — In his new book, The Liar In Your Life: The Way To Truthful Relationships, Robert Feldman explains how we lie, and why we've developed such a high tolerance for deception. Feldman is associate dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts. He's also a professor of psychology there.
Jun 4, 2008 — Scott McClellan, former press secretary for President Bush, talks about the response to his new tell-all book, What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception.