Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Best Of Everything by Rona Jaffe. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Sep 8, 2010 — The titular event happens just a few pages into Paul Murray's novel; the rest of the story is an extended flashback, following the doomed Skippy, his geeky roommate and their cadre of bored, irreverent friends as they tease girls, dodge bullies and attend Catholic school in a rundown Dublin neighborhood.
Apr 29, 2009 — Frederick Barthelme's novel Waveland parallels the fate of the town it was named for, which was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. It's about loss — of property, love and family — but also about starting over and, just maybe, building something better this time.
Jul 27, 2005 — Rona Jaffe's hit 1958 book The Best of Everything is being reissued, along with a DVD of the 1959 movie. Renee Montagne speaks with Jaffe about the smashing success of her first novel.