Books Rivka Galchen Books by Rivka Galchen Rivka Galchen has written books about: Fiction Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Literary Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Rivka Galchen NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2016's Great Reads December 6, 2016 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Book Reviews 'Little Labors' Is No Small Feat May 19, 2016 Rivka Galchen's meditation on motherhood is wry, low-key and non-linear, inspired by the 11th-century Japanese classic The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon — and the sleep-deprived brains of new parents. Book Reviews Everyday Life Is a Rich Mine Of Absurdity In 'American Innovations' May 14, 2014 Rivka Galchen's new story collection mashes up Heidegger and Will Ferrell in an off-kilter marriage that critic Alan Cheuse says practically defines the notion of eccentricity — but delightfully so. Everyday Life Is a Rich Mine Of Absurdity In 'American Innovations' Listen · 2:45 2:45 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/312523709/312523710" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Critics' Lists: Summer '09 Independent Booksellers Pick Summer's Best Reads June 11, 2009 Your reading this summer may involve brushing the sand off page five — or firing up your Kindle. However you do it, we have some reading suggestions for you, straight from independent booksellers around the country. Independent Booksellers Pick Summer's Best Reads Listen · 7:19 7:19 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/105172756/105241095" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Book Reviews Love And A 'Disturbed' Mind July 9, 2008 Rivka Galchen's debut novel opens on a psychologically dark and stormy night: "Last December a woman entered my apartment who looked exactly like my wife." Reviewer Barrie Hardymon says the emotionally devastating novel "hits like a thunderbolt."