Books by Jonathan Lethem
NPR stories about Jonathan Lethem
Jonathan Lethem's Dissident Gardens sketches a history of the American left that is at once intimate and expansive. Out of the lives of a few conflicted characters, reviewer Mohsin Hamid explains, the book lends depth and emotion to events that affected millions.
His new book, Dissident Gardens, follows three generations of an activist family, from Rose, a secular Jew and communist, to Sergius, her commune-raised grandson. The book is fiction, but its characters were inspired by Lethem's own family story.
Novelists Aatish Taseer and Naomi Benaron portray life amid sectarian violence in Pakistan and Rwanda, respectively, while Glenn Carle reflects on being a CIA interrogator, novelist Jonathan Lethem explores his influences, and David Bellos probes translation's complexity.
As a 15-year-old growing up in Brooklyn, Jonathan Lethem first heard the album by Talking Heads that has haunted him ever since.
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.
Moviegoers' fascination with superheroes may be dying down, but author Mat Johnson knows that caped crusaders are alive and well in the medium that started it all. These three books will be kryptonite to your comic book woes.
Jonathan Lethem's new novel, featuring a fatuous former child TV star and his stoner friend, swirls around aimlessly, lifted only occasionally by the author's dazzling prose.
Novelist Jonathan Lethem's retelling adds a post-modern twist to the mysterious superhero series Omega the Unknown, which introduced 1970s comic readers to a world of Borgesian paranoia.
Jonathan Lethem's new book, You Don't Love Me Yet, is a spirited comedy about a struggling rock band in L.A. and its unlikely source of inspiration, the seductive ramblings of a complaint-hotline caller.
Author Jonathan Lethem's new novel is You Don't Love Me Yet. He is also the author of the semi-autobiographical novel, The Fortress of Solitude, about a white kid growing up in an African-American and Latino neighborhood in New York.