Nov 18, 2013 — In softcover nonfiction, Yang Jisheng digs into the man-made roots of a famine, Alan Light explores a "Hallelujah" that's been worshipped by listeners, and Eve LaPlante uncovers the mother-daughter bond that helped inspire Little Women.
Nov 10, 2012 — For 10 years, journalist Yang Jinsheng secretly collected official evidence about the terrible famine in China a half-century ago. In his chilling book Tombstone — which is banned in his homeland — Yang estimates that 36 million people died of starvation and other causes during the famine, even as grain exports continued.
Aug 19, 2012 — Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the devastating losses and the inept government response, dominated the news cycle for a few months. But New Orleans residents' struggle to return home never stopped. Writer Daniel Wolff's new book follows several Crescent City characters as they rebuild after the disaster.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of More: Population, Nature, and What Women Want by Robert Engelman. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
May 30, 2008 — How do population, natural resources and women's rights all intersect? Author Robert Engelman explains in a new book how allowing women to control their reproduction can lead to a more sustainable planet
Sep 13, 2007 — Mark Penn, a Democratic pollster who advises Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign, talks about Microtrends. Penn's book identifies dozens of niche audiences, from "caffeine crazies" to "snowed-under slobs."