Books Jim Shepard Books by Jim Shepard Jim Shepard has written books about: Fiction Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Jim Shepard NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2015's Great Reads December 8, 2015 The Book Concierge is back and all new for 2015! Explore more than 260 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Book Reviews No Easy Answers In 'The Book Of Aron' May 5, 2015 Jim Shepard's new novel follows a depressed and probably doomed young boy in the Warsaw Jewish ghetto during World War II. Critic Michael Schaub calls it a "rewarding, shocking and beautiful book." Three Books... On The Move: Three Books To Keep Out Of The Boxes April 21, 2013 Author Sloane Crosley is moving apartments — and, just as importantly, her library. Some books will come with her; others won't. But when she can't find the sheets or shampoo, these are the titles she'll want easy access to. The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books 'You Think That's Bad': Fiction Of The Unfamiliar Fresh Air June 20, 2011 Jim Shepard writes what he knows, but he also likes to write what he doesn't know. "I think literature is, in some ways, about the exercise of the empathetic imagination," Shepard says. "I'm always interested in stretching that capacity." You Think That's Bad is his latest collection of short stories. 'You Think That's Bad': Fiction Of The Unfamiliar Listen · 31:53 31:53 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137151021/137245558" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books 'You Think That's Bad': Delving Into Disaster, In Prose March 23, 2011 These days, news of disaster seems to stream in relentlessly — and Jim Shepard's well-timed You Think That's Bad dives deeper into stories of catastrophes and lost control. Shepard's fearless, exquisite writing illuminates truths about the pain of experiencing disaster. Three Books... Angst Lurks Behind The Lawn Mower September 23, 2008 Desperate housewives get all the press, but what about the bumbling, emotionally stunted men of the house? Three books offer a peek inside the elusive minds — and conflicted souls — of forlorn suburban men. Angst Lurks Behind The Lawn Mower Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/94634899/94953884" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Three Books... Three Books About Our Affair with Movies June 11, 2008 For all the ways movies consume us, it's rare to find good, serious writing that analyzes our relationship to them. Anthony Giardina's three books do just that.