Books by Leah Bendavid-Val
NPR stories about Leah Bendavid-Val
Leo Tolstoy's novel Anna Karenina opens with the line: "All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." A new book about Tolstoy's wife shows how their marriage seems to have fallen into the second category.
The new book In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits pulls hundreds of photos from the magazine's vast archives. Hear NPR's Alex Chadwick, the book's editor, Leah Bendavid-Val, and Ashley Riggs, whose portrait appears on the cover.