Dec 4, 2013 — NPR staff and critics selected more than 200 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to search through books and find the perfect read for yourself or someone else.
Feb 18, 2013 — Fiction is reality and reality fiction in Revenge, Yoko Ogawa's absorbing cycle of interlinked, eerie tales. Readers may detect the shadows of Murakami, Borges and Poe, but, says critic Alan Cheuse, Ogawa's delicious tales cast their own singular spell.
Apr 14, 2010 — Author Yoko Ogawa's Hotel Iris, published in Japanese in 1996, is the latest of her books to be translated into English. Critic Maureen Corrigan says the story, about a 17-year-old girl who begins an intense, sometimes violent affair with a tenant of her mother's rundown hotel, is decadent and profoundly sad.
Jun 11, 2009 — Yoko Ogawa's poignant new story reminds us that the heart remembers what the mind forgets, and people can find order and solace in unexpected places.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa and Stephen Snyder. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Hotel Iris by Yoko Ogawa and Stephen Snyder. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.