Nov 13, 2012 — The world's first essayist, Michel Montaigne, was out riding one day when he got slammed from the rear, was thrown from his horse, crashed to the ground and for a brief time was, as he puts it, "dead." He described exactly what it felt like. Here's what he learned.
May 7, 2012 — Mother's Day may arrive earlier in England than in the U.S., but British writer Rosamund Lupton is always happy to celebrate. She recommends three books that distill motherhood to its essential elements. Do you have a favorite book about moms? Tell us in the comments.
Dec 2, 2011 — Awkward Family Pet Photos explores the unusual bond between pets and people. It debuts at No. 13.
Jan 22, 2008 — Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl returns with another set of titles you should be reading but haven't (yet). The latest batch features the story of three royal cousins, tales of wild animal adventures and a pun-filled picture book for younger readers.
May 16, 2007 — Affectionate and relatively indestructible - those historically have been key qualities of a good starter pet. Katherine Grier, author of Pets in America, talks about pets of choice over the decades, good and bad.