Aug 17, 2012 — M.L. Stedman's The Light Between Oceans, about a couple living in a lighthouse, debuts at No. 11.
Aug 17, 2011 — Couldn't afford that scuba trip in Indonesia? Didn't have time to hike the Grand Canyon? Fortunately, for those who couldn't quite make it out of town this summer, there's an alternative route for exploration. And all you need is a couch, a cold drink and these three books.
Aug 9, 2011 — NPR coverage of In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Natives And Exotics by Jane Alison. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Apr 11, 2009 — In 2004, a respected policeman was accused of murdering an aboriginal man on Palm Island, a secluded territory off the coast of Australia. Chloe Hooper details the case in her new book, Tall Man: The Death of Doomadgee.
Jul 15, 2008 — Tim Winton's novel is a coming-of-age story imbued with a healthy dose of aesthetic mysticism. John Freeman says that there "won't be a better novel on surfing published anytime soon."
Nov 7, 2007 — In 2006, fans mourned the loss of Steve Irwin, the intrepid "Crocodile Hunter," who died when a stingray barb pierced his chest. In a new book, Steve & Me, Irwin's wife, Terri, writes about her husband's legacy and her efforts to keep his work alive.
May 23, 2006 — The award-winning Australian novelist Peter Carey is known for his manic comic energy. Reaching for comparisons, reviewers have likened him to James Joyce, Tom Wolfe and other writers obviously in love with words, words, words. Carey's latest novel, Theft: A Love Story, is sure to steal its readers' attention away from all other activities.
Jun 13, 2005 — Limpy the Australian cane toad is tired of watching his relatives get flattened by human motorists. His plan: convince the world that cane toads are worthy of respect. Reviewer John Kelly calls the book "Gross, funny and the perfect introduction to Australian slang."
Jun 7, 2005 — Book critic Alan Cheuse recommends this lyrical series of chapters about generations of an Australian family, taking the reader through centuries and continents.