Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Mar 31, 2010 — At the massive central Florida retirement community of 80,000 residents, the lines blur between public and private, civic and commercial, real and fictional. There are no residents under age 19, everything is golf-cart accessible — and it's all owned by one developer. But the residents like it — it allows them to retire to a life free of irritation.
Oct 9, 2007 — In a new memoir, Jimmy Carter writes about his post-presidential life and his peacemaking efforts worldwide. Carter says the last 25 years could not have been more unpredictable or more gratifying.
Jan 3, 2006 — Kiran Desai is the daughter of well-known novelist Anita Desai. But she is quickly making a name for herself. Alan Cheuse reviews Desai's latest novel, The Inheritance of Loss, a novel that takes place in both New York City and northeastern India.
Jan 21, 2005 — In his book Retire on Less Than You Think, author Fred Brock says retirees can live comfortably on about 40-45 percent of their pre-retirement income. In contrast, many experts say retirees will need about 70 to 80 percent of what they earned before they stopped working to maintain a similar lifestyle.