Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Remembering the Bones by Frances Itani. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Blame by Michelle Huneven. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Dec 3, 2009 — Correspondent Susan Stamberg gathers recommendations for the season's best books from booksellers Rona Brinlee, Daniel Goldin and Lucia Silva. Their selections include comics about philosophy, novels about building families, and a box set that dives into the process of writing.
Oct 26, 2009 — Michelle Huneven's new novel — featuring a repeat-offender drunk driver who kills a mother and daughter — raises questions about self determination and fate.
Feb 29, 2008 — Canadian writer Frances Itani's novel Remembering the Bones recounts an old woman's struggle for survival after plunging her car down a ravine. Itani's main character has been invited to lunch with Queen Elizabeth — but she ends up facing days and nights crawling away from the wreck, recalling all the while her long life in small-town Ontario.
Apr 11, 2005 — Ian McEwan is the author of the best-selling novel Atonement. His latest novel, Saturday, takes place during one single day of a neurosurgeon's life. It is set in a post-9/11 world.
Mar 19, 2005 — Ian McEwan talks about Saturday, which tracks a neurosurgeon over a single day. McEwan says the parallels to Virginia Woolf and James Joyce may seem obvious in limiting a narrative to 24 hours, but he was more influenced by Saul Bellow and John Updike.