Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Sunlight Dialogues by John Gardner and Charles Johnson. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Aug 10, 2009 — Best known for his series about Louisiana cop Dave Robicheaux, crime writer James Lee Burke moves westward in his latest novel. Rain Gods has a different protagonist, Hackberry Holland, and is set in the dry landscape of Texas.
Aug 8, 2007 — Lots of you are taking late-summer vacations or devoting weekends to squeezing out the last bits of this lovely season, and we didn't want you do to do it bookless. Here's a late, but still timely, list of summer book recommendations from Day to Day's Karen Grigsby Bates.
Aug 8, 2007 — This novel by Ridley Pearson, recommended by Day to Day's Karen Grigsby Bates, has keeping-up-with-the-gold-plated-Joneses scenes that will give the rest of us the sense of how the other .01 percent lives.
Jun 4, 2007 — Summer is the season we can finally tackle the books that have been piling up on our desks and forming small mountains on the floor. Book critic Alan Cheuse offers a selection of some of the best books of late spring and early summer, and some classics that are always present in his literary landscape.
Jun 4, 2007 — Book critic Alan Cheuse describes John Gardner's signature 1972 novel as a "dramatic encounter between modern life and ancient mythology." Largely known for his books about the art of writing, Gardner's own fiction is showcased in this upstate New York epic, Cheuse says.
Jul 28, 2005 — Alan Cheuse reviews No Country for Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy. The novel opens up the world of a murderous sociopath in the desert straddling the Texas-Mexico border.