Nov 29, 2012 — Critic Alan Cheuse maps out a winter wonderland of fiction and poetry — from ancient Greece to the near-future visions of Walter Mosley, a selection of the best books to give and receive this holiday season. Cheuse says these five books strike the perfect balance between lyricism and narrative.
Sep 24, 2009 — In Joyce Maynard's Labor Day, a mysterious stranger enters the life of a single mother and her son for a holiday weekend. Apart from being a successful thriller, the book is a fascinating portrait of what causes a family to founder, and how much it can cost to put it back on the right path.
Dec 30, 2008 — For Mary and Carol Higgins Clark, the family business is suspense — of the fictional order. The mother and daughter write suspense novels separately, and also team up to write a series of holiday mysteries, most recently Dashing Through the Snow.
May 29, 2008 — Scott McClellan's insider account of the White House is making headlines for its critical look back at his time in the Bush administration. Several authors who have written tell-all books about their workplace experiences explain why they did it.
Jan 7, 2008 — Author Allen Raymond talks about his book, How To Rig An Election: Confessions of a Republican Operative. Raymond, who went to prison for his role in an illegal campaign scheme, says that dirty tricks are commonplace in the political world.