Children of the rich
Jun 5, 2013 — More bodice unbuttoner than bodice ripper, The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls, by Anton DiSclafani, is nonetheless an ode to a young girl's sexual awakening. The novel follows Thea, a 1930s teen whose family banishes her to an equestrian boarding school after a mysterious transgression.
Jun 4, 2013 — NPR's Susan Stamberg asked three of our go-to independent booksellers to help fill our beach bags with good books. The result is a reading list that's all about youth and ritual.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Disinherited by Han Ong. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
May 6, 2010 — Warren Buffett is one of the richest people in the world, but he has left his kids a really skimpy inheritance. Son Peter Buffett says he's OK with that. In his new memoir, Life Is What You Make It, Peter says his parents' love and support "didn't come in the form of a check."
Jan 24, 2009 — In 1920s London, as the Jazz Age blossomed, an eclectic set of young socialites issued in an era of irresponsibility and gilded fun. Biographer D.J. Taylor documents the debauchery in his new book, Bright Young People.
Jan 22, 2009 — Bright Young People tells the story of how the tabloid press in 1920s London conspired with a self-mythologizing circle of gilded partygoers to create the first set of celebrities famous, in our modern sense, for being famous.
Jan 12, 2006 — The latest novel from Sigrid Nunez, The Last of Her Kind, tracks a woman's life from her college days in the late 1960s to the present. As she describes her own life, the narrator, Georgette, also details the legacy of fierce idealism — and violence.
Oct 9, 2004 — Han Ong, a playwright and MacArthur "genius grant" winner, has written a novel called The Disinherited. The book is set in his homeland, the Philippines, but written at a distance. Ong describes his work in a conversation with NPR's Liane Hansen.