Upper West Side (New York, N.Y.)
Jul 28, 2013 — Najla Said's father, Edward Said, was an outspoken professor and prominent voice for Palestinian independence. Yet Najla's life felt less grounded. Growing up as a Palestinian-Lebanese-American in New York City, she balanced competing cultures and multiple lives, searching for a place to fit in.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Pearl by Mary Gordon. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Family Man by Elinor Lipman. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
May 26, 2009 — Elinor Lipman writes dialogue that sizzles with playful, effortless wit — but even at its breeziest The Family Man finds time to fully imagine its characters and linger over the unspoken cues that pass between them.
Mar 31, 2006 — Mary Gordon's book Pearl is about a mother struggling to understand her daughter's public act of martyrdom. It's now out in paperback. Gordon is the author of seven novels, including Final Payments and The Company of Women and four nonfiction works (including The Shadow Man. (This interview was originally broadcast Jan. 31, 2005.)