Dec 20, 2013 — At No. 4, Mitch Albom's The First Phone Call From Heaven tells the story of an ex-con single father.
Jul 27, 2012 — To Heaven and Back, Mary C. Neal's account of her brush with the afterlife, debuts at No. 8.
Jul 27, 2011 — When Colton, the 4-year-old son of a Nebraska pastor, loses consciousness during surgery, he sees a vision of heaven and meets Jesus' special horse. Todd Burpo retells his son's story in Heaven Is for Real, which enjoys its 27th week on the list.
Jul 27, 2011 — NPR coverage of Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jun 16, 2006 — Excerpted from The Living End by Stanley Elkin, selected by author Sam Lipsyte for his reading recommendation.
Jun 16, 2006 — Sam Lipsyte, author of the recent comic novels Home Land and The Subject Steve, discusses Stanley Elkin's vision of life, the universe and everything.
Jul 15, 2005 — Scott Simon and children's author Daniel Pinkwater talk about a new book for children called Jellybeans, by Sylvia van Ommen.