Aug 18, 2013 — Every new generation of immigrants must meet the age-old challenges of building a new home — assimilation and conformity, old habits and new cultures, adjustment and isolation. Author Helene Wecker shares with us three books that explore the complexities of life on foreign shores.
Dec 24, 2012 — Four novels for the year's end: a new Raylan Givens adventure from Elmore Leonard, a story of psychology and obsession from Ellen Ullman, Thomas Caplan's latest spy thriller and Alex Gilvarry's debut set in the fashion world and Guantanamo Bay.
Feb 28, 2012 — A disgraced literature professor in 1970s San Francisco listens in on a lesbian's therapy sessions in Ellen Ullman's psychologically labyrinthine and darkly irresistible new novel.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Girls: A Novel by Lori Lansens. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jan 13, 2009 — In 1974, Hannah Pool was adopted from an orphanage in Eritrea and raised in England. When she was 19, Pool received a letter from a brother in Africa she never knew she had. That eventually compelled her to track down her surviving blood relatives. Pool chronicles the journey in the book, My Fathers' Daughter.
Jul 11, 2006 — There are some books that are so good that you just can't get on with your life until you've turned the last page. Nancy Pearl offers books that make it tempting to call in sick just to be able to read to the end without stopping.