Dec 6, 2013 — At No. 12, M.L. Stedman confronts miscarriages and a failing marriage in The Light Between Oceans.
Oct 21, 2013 — Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. now stretches from Australia to India, Great Britain and the United States. In a new book, NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik looks at how News Corp. publications covered the company's hacking scandals, and its punitive attitude toward critics.
Oct 3, 2013 — Former IT consultant Graeme Simsion's debut novel, The Rosie Project, is a scientific romp about a probably-Asperger's-affected genetics professor who falls in love with a free-spirited woman during a search for her biological father. Reviewer Heller McAlpin says it's an "utterly winning screwball comedy."
Sep 15, 2013 — Shirley Hazzard's 1980 novel Transit of Venus tells a sweeping, decades-long tale of two Australian sisters and three men, with a dash of astronomy thrown in. Author Roxana Robinson says the novel entranced her with tragedy, complexity and elegant, arresting prose.
Sep 6, 2013 — In The Light Between Oceans, at No. 7, a lighthouse-dwelling couple confronts isolation and loss.
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.