April 1, 2013 In softcover fiction, Maria Semple chronicles a daughter's search for her missing mother, Jess Walter imagines a glimmering but futile courtship, and Lionel Shriver delivers a tongue-in-cheek take on terrorism. In nonfiction, Victoria Sweet recounts her unusual medical training.
November 19, 2012 As Thanksgiving draws near, many of us are thinking about what we're thankful for. Novelist and memoirist Anne Lamott says she is filled with "wonder at the just sheer beauty of creation." She discusses her new book, Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers.
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March 29, 2012 What do you do when your 19-year-old son becomes a father? You roll with the punches. Anne Lamott's new book, Some Assembly Required, is a witty and refreshingly honest record of the joys and stresses of becoming a first-time grandmother.
April 7, 2011 In fiction, Anne Lamott faces adolescence, while in nonfiction former first lady Laura Bush tells her life story, Mary Roach explores travel to Mars, Daniel H. Pink considers what motivates us, and historian Ben Macintyre traces the fictional roots of a daring WWII operation.
April 13, 2010 Another animal fable from Life of Pi author Yann Martel; New Yorker editor David Remnick shows how President Barack Obama's life intersects with the story of race in America; and permissive parents cope with sex, drugs and a rebellious teen in Anne Lamott's Imperfect Birds.
April 7, 2010 Anne Lamott's seventh novel, about precocious Rosie Ferguson, follows the rebellious girl into her senior year of high school, in which Rosie battles her dysfunctional parents and a powerful drug addiction.
October 31, 2006 One listener of member station KJZZ in Phoenix says that Anne Lamott's collection of essays on faith and relationships "reminds me that when I'm feeling really crazy, I'm at least in good company."
March 16, 2005 In Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith, the latest collection of personal essays from Anne Lamott, the author picks up where her last book, the bestselling Traveling Mercies, left off. She talks with NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates.
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