Books by Adriana Hunter
NPR stories about Adriana Hunter
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.
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.
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.