Books by Anthea Bell
NPR stories about Anthea Bell
Originally published in 1937, Irmgard Keun's novel After Midnight chronicles the German citizenry's obliviousness to a nation's plunge into madness.
Translated from German, Johanna Adorjan's An Exclusive Love reconstructs the day of her grandparents' joint suicide. Adorjan wonders what led the two Holocaust survivors to take their own lives together after years of marriage.
During the Nuremberg trials, a collection of key witnesses — including former Nazis and resistance fighters — lived together in a single house. In The Witness House, Christiane Kohl turns a potentially melodramatic historical moment into a moving and suspenseful portrait of reconciliation.
Audio book sales are increasing at a double-digit rate, making up a healthy chunk of a title's revenue. As Lynn Neary reports, popular books like the Harry Potter series have done well — and expanded consumer awareness of audio books in the process.