Books Kristopher Jansma Books by Kristopher Jansma Kristopher Jansma has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Kristopher Jansma 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 What The Sitcoms Don't Tell You About New York City Friendships February 15, 2016 Kristopher Jansma's novel, Why We Came to the City, explores the dynamic between a group of friends who must confront cancer, alcoholism and the mirage of contentment created by New York City. Critics' Lists: Summer 2013 Hidden Gems: 5 Summer Books That Deserve More Fanfare July 22, 2013 There is just so much to read! Every year many good books get lost under a tide of prose. Reviewer Meg Wolitzer celebrates five books that might have slipped under the radar. Hidden Gems: 5 Summer Books That Deserve More Fanfare Listen · 2:11 2:11 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/195925901/213598106" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Book Reviews Can This Hypercomplex 'Leopard' Change Its Spots? March 26, 2013 Kristopher Jansma's debut novel is a hypercomplex meditation on the boundary between truth and lies. Heller McAlpin says the book "reaches a dizzying complexity that borders on the tiresome."