December 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.
Novelist Sara Gran also writes for the HBO show Southland.
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July 2, 2013 This is the second mystery in Sara Gran's series featuring 40-ish bad-girl detective Claire DeWitt. Critic Maureen Corrigan says that reading a noir novel written by a Brooklyn-born author gave her a rush of private-eye, patriotic pride.
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June 16, 2011 If a fancy vacation won't fit into the summer budget this year, a good book can take you on a journey instead. Salon.com book critic Laura Miller shares her top picks for books that can take you to new places and cultures. And Bharati Mukherjee takes us on a trip to South Asia with Miss New India.
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