NPR stories about Holiday Books
December 24, 2007 NPR's Lynn Neary talks with book writers — Laura Miller of Salon.com, and blogger Mark Sarvas of The Elegant Variation — about worthy books that got overlooked by the mainstream book-review sections in 2007. Here's a rundown of their recommendations.
December 12, 2007 A printable list of lists. Get the details on Holiday Book and CD picks from all our critics — the complete listing of recommended titles is here.
December 6, 2007 Caroline Kennedy's new Christmas anthology opens with her 1962 letter to Santa. In it, she wished for skates, dolls and a "pet reindeer" for herself and "some noisy thing" for her brother John. But a family tradition shunned toys for oranges and walnuts.
December 5, 2007 Each year at holiday time, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his family exclaimed, "Oh, my! It's fruitcake weather, Buddy!" But it wasn't until he was an adult that he understood the true meaning of Truman Capote's simple line.
November 28, 2007 This year's cookbooks are all about the seasonings — and honing basic kitchen skills, writes T. Susan Chang. The 2007 cookbook shelf has a stylish gift idea for everybody, from your grill-crazy carnivore of an uncle to your vegan massage therapist.
November 28, 2007 From vibrantly colored creatures lurking in the depths of the oceans, to Christian Dior dresses, to ruins in America, this year's holiday gift books span a wide variety of subjects, sizes and budgets.