Jul 30, 2013 — Maggie Shipstead mocks the pretensions of New England WASPs, while Jessica Lott executes unexpected riffs on the student-professor relationship plot. Critic Maureen Corrigan reviews two stellar fiction newcomers.
Feb 13, 2012 — For some people, Feb. 14 is not all hearts and candy. Without a sweetheart, the holiday can be dreary. For those not in love this year, author Alex Gilvarry prescribes three books that will cure the worst of those Valentine's Day blues.
Jan 26, 2012 — Couples planning their weddings are forced to make scores of difficult decisions — managing the guest list, the cost and family expectations. In her new book, Meg Keene helps couples focus a little more on the meaning of marriage, and a little less on the flowers and cake.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Member Of The Wedding by Carson McCullers. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jun 2, 2009 — The wedding announcements of the Sunday New York Times — so careful in their cataloging of academic degrees and parents' professions — presented Rob Baedeker and his fellow members of the Kasper Hauser's comedy group with a perfect opportunity for satire.
Jun 23, 2008 — Growing up in Yazoo City, Miss., Caroline Langston started her lifelong obsession with weddings — especially those of the Southern variety — at an early age. Here are her three books with brides, bouquets and shrimp remoulade.
Jul 23, 2007 — Augusten Burroughs says The Member of the Wedding captures the magic of summer: "The pages themselves nearly sweat, and there is humidity between the lines."
Jul 23, 2007 — Writer Augusten Burroughs says Carson McCullers' The Member of the Wedding captures the magic of summer: "The pages themselves nearly sweat, and there is humidity between the lines."
Jul 22, 2005 — In her fourth novel, Little continues her observations on class-consciousness and cultural tensions... this time, through the eyes of three generations of upwardly mobile, strong black women.