Apr 24, 2013 — At 19, the heroine of Isabel Allende's florid, frenzied Maya's Notebook is in a tailspin of drugs, prostitution and crime. Sent by her grandmother to hide out with an old friend on an island off Chile, she finds love and redemption. Reviewer Mary Pols doesn't buy it.
Jul 28, 2011 — NPR coverage of Flashback: A Novel by Dan Simmons. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 28, 2011 — In Flashback, sci-fi author Dan Simmons imagines a future America that has been ruined by entitlement programs. Though engaging, Simmons' new novel is ultimately overrun by political evangelism.
Jul 27, 2009 — Journalist Joshua Lyon decided to investigate the phenomenon of online pharmacies. Drugs such as Valium, Xanax and Vicodin arrived in the mail. Pill Head is the story of his subsequent hard core addiction to the medications.