Jan 29, 2013 — In softcover fiction and nonfiction, John Irving explores teen lust; Denise Mina delivers a murder mystery; David Maraniss looks at the young Barack Obama; Robert Kagan defends U.S. sovereignty; and Susan Cain stands up for introverts.
Nov 28, 2011 — Critic Maureen Corrigan selects two of the best new works of fiction and criticism about The Great Detective, and offers recommendations for terrific novels featuring contemporary investigators who carry forward Holmes' trademark method of detection: "an observance of trifles."
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates and Halpern. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Apr 28, 2010 — There are many myths about suicide: that it's an act of selfishness, that it's cowardly, that it's just a cry for help. In Myths About Suicide, Thomas Joiner says much of what we assume is wrong, and explains why it's so important to better understand this heart-wrenching facet of human behavior.
Oct 19, 2004 — Joyce Carol Oates returns with The Falls, a haunting tale of tragedy and redemption. Set in Niagara, the waterfalls exert a deathly pull on two generations of a family. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with the author.