Oct 15, 2012 — Reuters editor Chrystia Freeland traveled the world, interviewing multimillionaires and billionaires for her new book, Plutocrats. She says there's a startling disconnect between those at the very top and the rest of us — one that has the power to transform society in unfortunate ways.
Aug 3, 2012 — Days Of Destruction, Days Of Revolt is a scathing portrait of American poverty. It debuts at No. 4.
Aug 2, 2012 — In Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, Pulitzer Prize-winner Chris Hedges examines the tensions that arise between profit, progress, technology and the pursuit of the American dream. Written with co-author Joe Sacco, the book critiques an economic system that they say abandons too many Americans.
Oct 3, 2011 — India has catapulted to the world stage. Yet for its meteoric economic rise, it remains beset by social problems. NPR editor Miranda Kennedy recommends three books that don't shy from what she sees as the most contentious Indian issue: the caste system.
Jul 27, 2011 — NPR coverage of In the Skin of a Lion: A Novel by Michael Ondaatje. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 27, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The White Tiger: A Novel by Aravind Adiga. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Mar 4, 2010 — The Los Angeles Gang Tours put a spotlight on poverty tourism, but the phenomenon isn't new. Authors writing about class have been giving views of the other side for years. Writer Leslie Jamison shares three memoirs whose accounts define the line between rubbernecking and true works of art.
May 12, 2009 — Author Kamila Shamsie owns two copies of Michael Ondaatje's In the Skin of a Lion so that no matter where she is, she can always slip into the novel's vital, heart-stopping world.