Books Tom Rachman Books by Tom Rachman Tom Rachman has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Tom Rachman Review Book Reviews 'Rise And Fall' Carries On Vagabond Adventure Tale Tradition Fresh Air June 10, 2014 The Rise and Fall of Great Powers — the latest from Imperfectionists author Tom Rachman — follows the travels of a young bookstore proprietor. It's a "strange" book that requires a bit of patience. 'Rise And Fall' Carries On Vagabond Adventure Tale Tradition Listen · 5:41 5:41 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/320650697/320729759" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of July 21, 2011 July 27, 2011 As a Rome-based newspaper falls apart, the men and women who produce it try to hold their own lives together. Author Tom Rachman draws on experience as a foreign correspondent in The Imperfectionists, which enjoys its 28th week on the list. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman 1 The Help by Kathryn Stockett 2 A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan 3 Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese 4 Room by Emma Donoghue 5 Faithful Place by Tana French View More New In Paperback New In Paperback: Jan. 3-9 January 5, 2011 In fiction, the old world of ex-pat print journalists in Rome beckons. If you'd rather face the facts, there's unconventional parenting advice or Atul Gawande's prescriptions for modern surgeons. Plus memoirs by novelist Siri Hustvedt and rocker Ozzy Osbourne, and a biography of Warren Beatty. Aaron Meshon Best Books Of 2010 Book Club Picks: Give 'Em Something To Talk About December 6, 2010 Making suggestions for your book club can be risky business. If everyone loves the book, you're a hero. If they hate it, it takes a while to live it down. NPR's Lynn Neary comes to the rescue with five book club recommendations that are sure to make for good conversation. Book Club Picks: Give 'Em Something To Talk About Listen · 6:30 6:30 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/131734769/132548947" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Chris Silas Neal Critics' Lists: Summer 2010 Best Of The Bestsellers: Wisdom Of The Crowds June 29, 2010 Bestsellerdom doesn't necessarily bring with it a promise of quality, so we've hand-selected five titles from the NPR Bestseller List: an acutely observed first novel with satiric punch, three works of fiction from established authors at the top of their game, and a startlingly powerful science thriller from a nonfiction newcomer.