Dec 4, 2013 — NPR staff and critics selected more than 200 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to search through books and find the perfect read for yourself or someone else.
Oct 11, 2013 — Elizabeth Smart was just 14 when she was kidnapped at knifepoint from her bedroom. She was held for nine months and forced to act as her captor's second wife. Host Michel Martin talks with Smart about her new memoir and her Mormon faith, which played a big part in her story.
Oct 8, 2013 — Smart, who was held captive for nine months at age 14, describes the 2002 ordeal in a new memoir called My Story. She's now an advocate for children's safety education and says "the best punishment" she can give her abusers is to move on with her life and be happy.
Oct 26, 2011 — The family who helped inspire the HBO series Big Love has written a tell-all of sorts. In their new book, Love Times Three, the Dargers tell their story of plural marriage, parenting 23 children and living in a community where many view polygamy with scorn.
Aug 2, 2008 — Scott Simon talks David Ebershoff about his new novel, The 19th Wife. Ebershoff also reflects on his experience editing literary lion Norman Mailer.