FICTION / Psychological
Dec 4, 2013 — NPR staff and critics selected more than 200 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to search through books and find the perfect read for yourself or someone else.
Nov 17, 2013 — Each of the young women in Laura van den Berg's The Isle of Youth is searching for significance in her life, troubled by the choices she's made. Their tales make up a collection of short stories written with cool aloofness. Critic Rosecrans Baldwin says that this book won't be for everyone — but for fans of detached prose, it's spectacular.
Mar 2, 2012 — A woman who spends her time renovating the grounds of a ruined English estate falls for a young criminal who resembles her long-dead lover in this grim, densely plotted thriller.
Feb 6, 2012 — Dan Chaon's short stories depict the weight and strain of mourning with impressive sensitivity and authenticity.