June 30, 2011 LeVar Burton is stoking the flames of nostalgia by announcing a "Reading Rainbow Flash Mob." Do you still know the theme song by heart?
Kelle Groom is the author of three collections of poetry. Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry 2010, The New Yorker, Ploughshares and Poetry
June 23, 2011 Poet Kelle Groom crams so much pain into her new memoir that it's almost hard to believe. But ultimately it's her spare and vital voice — not the tragic circumstances of her life — that makes I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of A Girl so exhilarating.
Owen Wilson is a writer with a block — and a fiancee (Rachel McAdams) who may be part of the problem — in Woody Allen's latest romance.
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June 22, 2011 All at once, tens of books celebrating the City of Light have landed in bookstores. We sort through them and recommend the best titles to slake your thirst for all things Parisian.
June 17, 2011 Our last-minute picks for timely father's day book buys; from mystery to showbiz to sports memoirs, there is something new in the bookstore that dad will love.
Juliet Eilperin, playing with a tiny shark.
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June 9, 2011 Juliet Eilperin's Demon Fish explores the hidden world of sharks. We spoke with the author about diving with Great Whites, the adorably-named cookie-cutter shark and why sharks make terrible parents.
May 31, 2011 Last week, over half of the titles on the bestseller lists were written by celebrities. What does this say about the future of book publishing?
May 31, 2011 The season of pleasure reading is upon us, and the publishing world has readied a handful of thrilling titles to be released just in time for the summer heat. After surveying the crop, here are our picks for fun reading in the sun.
May 18, 2011 May is National Short Story Month. We celebrate with some of our favorite NPR interviews with masters of the short form.
May 11, 2011 Rachel Syme considers whether the '90s retro trend might extend to books next. If it does, she's got a reading list — from legal thrillers to dinosaur bones — to take you through the whole thing.
Tina Fey signs copies of Bossypants at Barnes & Noble Union Square on April 8, 2011 in New York City. Fey appeared last night in Washington, D.C.
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April 15, 2011 Tina Fey came to Washington last night for a live appearance where she was interviewed by NPR's Michel Martin, then took questions from the audience. Rachel Syme offers some thoughts about the appearance.
A book cover from the old Sweet Valley High series featuring stylish Jessica and studious Elizabeth. Double Love was the first of over 150 books in the series, introducing the twins — and love interest Todd Wilkins.
April 10, 2011 After ten years, author Francine Pascal has written an update to her classic Sweet Valley High series — and Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody is writing a movie about the original Sweet Valley books. Rachel Syme reports on the continuing phenomenon that is the Wakefield sisters.
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April 7, 2011 As a culmination of our March NPR Book Club reading of Cutting for Stone, we spoke to author Abraham Verghese, a doctor and writer, about his bestselling novel.
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March 23, 2011 Want to read about the woman who defined glamour and Hollywood royalty? Here are three suggestions for great reads about Elizabeth Taylor.
March 23, 2011 Friday is the deadline to sign up for the chance to have author Abraham Verghese drop in on your local discussion of this month's NPR Book Club selection, the bestselling Cutting for Stone. Find out how to register.
Danielle Evans' short story collection Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self was published by Riverhead in September. She is currently working on a novel.
March 4, 2011 Danielle Evans, a young writer whose recent short story collection, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, made several "Best of 2010" lists, stopped by NPR for a reading in honor of Black History Month. In this video, she reads from her story, "Wherever You Go, There You Are."
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