Jun 23, 2014 — NPR's go-to books guru shares some "under the radar" reads. Several of her recommendations — including fiction, fantasy and nonfiction — will make you reconsider your definition of a map.
Jun 25, 2013 — Nearly a quarter of all public school kids are Latino, but only 3 percent of kids' books are by or about Latinos. There's a similar dearth of Native American, black and Asian characters. Why? One editor says librarians, with their high demand for multicultural books, don't drive best-seller lists.
Feb 13, 2012 — For some people, Feb. 14 is not all hearts and candy. Without a sweetheart, the holiday can be dreary. For those not in love this year, author Alex Gilvarry prescribes three books that will cure the worst of those Valentine's Day blues.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet by Reif Larsen. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jun 11, 2009 — Reif Larsen's book is a uniquely constructed novel whose story is enhanced by drawings and separate stories and musings in the margins.
Jun 11, 2009 — Your reading this summer may involve brushing the sand off page five — or firing up your Kindle. However you do it, we have some reading suggestions for you, straight from independent booksellers around the country.
Oct 16, 2005 — In the 1960s, poetry lovers were likely to see Drum Hadley in the company of Alan Ginsberg. Then he left for a Southwestern ranch. Now he's about to publish his first new book in more than 40 years.