Mar 27, 2013 — Also: The Daily Beast says it has uncovered more plagiarized passages in Jane Goodall's book; Junot Diaz goes head to head with Stephen Colbert on immigration.
Dec 28, 2012 — Sometimes "the one that got away" is a book that actually was easy to overlook. And sometimes it's something you ignore until you just can't anymore. NPR's Lynn Neary finally comes to terms with the publishing sensation that is Fifty Shades of Grey.
Sep 24, 2012 — Elissa Schappell was 13 and in search of a delicious romance novel when she stumbled on Erica Jong's feminist call to arms, Fear of Flying. It didn't resonate with her at the time, but later she appreciated its message. Is there a book you've changed your mind about? Tell us in the comments.
Jul 27, 2012 — E.L. James' sensational erotic novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, is on the list for a 16th week.
Jul 13, 2012 — Fifty Shades of Grey, the biggest phenomenon in publishing right now, began as a work of fan fiction based on the Twilight books. Now, author E.L. James is taking the series to the ultimate fans: attendees at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.
May 17, 2012 — What happens when two books with similar names are out at the same time? Well, when one is historical fiction set in Lithuania and the other an S&M novel that's ripping up the best-sellers list, some interesting teachable moments.
Apr 4, 2012 — Novelist Julie Otsuka returns with a tale of Japanese "picture brides" in the U.S., while Kyung-sook Shin explores the life of a Korean mother. Plus singer Shania Twain's account of overcoming poverty and divorce to hold her own as a country music star, actress Shirley MacLaine's ruminations on politics and life, and writer Wendy McClure's immersion in the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Aug 18, 2011 — NPR coverage of House of Holes: A Book of Raunch by Nicholson Baker. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Lolita by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov. 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.