August 24, 2013 Aimee Bender's new story collection, The Color Master, is full of fractured fairy tales that flavor everyday lives and neuroses with a liberal dash of magic. Reviewer Alan Cheuse says Bender's work is "akin to the best of Italo Calvino in its matter-of-fact treatment of the fantastic."
August 23, 2013 Javier Marias describes a seemingly senseless murder in The Infatuations. It debuts at No. 13.
August 23, 2013 In The Liberty Amendments, debuting at No. 12, Mark Levin argues for a smaller central government.
August 23, 2013 At No. 9, Jojo Moyes' Me Before You explores the relationship between a man and his caregiver.
August 23, 2013 Short Nights Of The Shadow Catcher, appearing at No. 14, recounts photographer Edward Curtis' life.
August 23, 2013 A dispute over the title This Town has sparked a mini-controversy worthy of Mark Leibovich's book about ego and excess in Washington, D.C.
August 23, 2013 A new book provides evidence of racial mixing in country music as far back as the 1930s, but today is the red Solo cup (to quote a Toby Keith lyric) half full or half empty?
August 23, 2013 Also: Harrison Ford was Joan Didion's carpenter; Aziz Ansari has a book deal.
August 23, 2013 James McBride's The Good Lord Bird follows 10-year-old ex-slave Henry, known as "the Onion," as he travels with abolitionist John Brown. Reviewer Bobbi Booker says the book "provides a new perspective on one of the most decisive periods in the history of this country."
August 22, 2013 Tell Me More's summer reading series, 'Island Reads,' highlights authors from the Caribbean. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to Julia Alvarez. Her book A Wedding In Haiti gives readers a peek into the county that Alvarez calls 'the sister I hardly knew.'
August 22, 2013 Ben Winters' mystery novels are set in the capital of New Hampshire, a community hardly known for its crime or intrigue. The twist? In his books, the planet is about to be hit by an asteroid, and everyone knows they're soon going to die. Amid the chaos, one Concord cop fights for law and order.