February 3, 2013 For some months now, many of us at NPR have been enjoying a daily email from our friends here who report about books and the publishing industry. It's a tip sheet with news and a bit of attitude. "Hey, we ought to publish this," we said. Starting Monday, The Two-Way will.
February 3, 2013 Guns N' Roses epitomized all of the glamour of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. But, author Alex Stone writes, Duff McKagan's memoir shows the ugly underside of the legendary rock group. What's your favorite music memoir? Tell us in the comments.
February 2, 2013 Zac Unger moved to Churchill, Manitoba, to cover the decline of the polar bear. It was 2008, and the adorable predators had become symbols in the battle over climate change. But the story he ended up writing in his new book was more complicated than he expected.
February 1, 2013 Bruce. Clark. Lois. Dick. What happens when fictional characters hang around long after their given name falls out of common use? Statistics provide a nerdy clue.
February 1, 2013 As 30 Rock comes to an end, Tina Fey's Bossypants hits week 55 on the paperback nonfiction list.
February 1, 2013 At No. 11, Richard Ford's Canada traces the coming-of-age of the son of bank robbers.
February 1, 2013 In Francona, a former Red Sox manager reflects on his years with the team. It debuts at No. 9.
February 1, 2013 Robert Crais' Suspect pairs a grieving cop with a traumatized dog. It debuts at No. 7.
February 1, 2013 NPR's Backseat Book Club takes the yellow brick road back to its origins with L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, published in 1900.