Nov 7, 2011 — Crime might not pay, but it does deliver in the world of fiction. Author Tony D'Souza recommends three of his favorite books about illicit activities. They'll have you contemplating a life of misdeeds and malfeasance.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Natives And Exotics by Jane Alison. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Sep 24, 2009 — When Craig Ferguson dropped out of high school at age 16, he had no idea what he wanted to do with his life. In his new memoir, American On Purpose, Ferguson chronicles the story of his life, from Glasgow, to big time comedy, to becoming host of CBS's Late Late Show.
Dec 21, 2007 — BBC correspondent Alan Johnston, who was abducted in the Gaza Strip earlier this year and held for nearly four months, writes a book about his ordeal. Kidnapped: And Other Dispatches describes his ordeal. He says a radio brought by guards offered a lifeline and psychological boost.
Jun 7, 2005 — Book critic Alan Cheuse recommends this lyrical series of chapters about generations of an Australian family, taking the reader through centuries and continents.