Books Adriana Hunter Books by Adriana Hunter Adriana Hunter has written books about: Parenting & Families Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Adriana Hunter Chris Silas Neal Critics' Lists: Summer 2010 Back To Reality: Nonfiction For The Summer's End August 18, 2010 The days are getting shorter, and it's hard to breeze though pages like you did on vacation just a few short weeks ago. Critic Cord Jefferson offers five nonfiction titles — true stories that will gently ease you out of the summer months, and back into the routines of fall. Summer's Most Magical Form of Transport: Books May 26, 2006 Here's a way to travel, without suffering the high prices of fuel these days: Read one of Alan Cheuse's summer reading book picks. One of them is bound to move you someplace beyond your beach chair. Summer's Most Magical Form of Transport: Books Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5419729/5474456" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpt: 'Empress' May 26, 2006 This book is part pageant, part politics as ballet, all in all a lavish portrayal of life in early civilized China. Alan Cheuse selects Shan Sa's novel in his annual roundup of summer reading choices for All Things Considered.