NPR stories about Books We Like
September 8, 2011 Award-winning illustrator Brian Selznick's latest YA novel alternates text with pencil illustrations to weave together the stories of two deaf children exploring Manhattan's hidden pockets.
September 7, 2011 The heroine of Denise Hamilton's latest novel is a crisis management expert charged with cooling down the media maelstrom after an old friend is involved in a high-profile crime.
September 6, 2011 When her husband of 42 years dies suddenly as she is preparing dinner, the heroine of Lily Tuck's new novel sits vigil at his bedside, mulling over her imperfect marriage as well as life's confounding mathematical complexities.
September 1, 2011 Simon Garfield's lively, richly illustrated history of typefaces is an eye-opening — and sometimes eye-straining — read.
August 31, 2011 There's more to The Art of Fielding than the art of fielding; Chad Harbach's smart and human debut novel weaves together portraits of camaraderie and love, betrayal and victory.
August 22, 2011 Though it is set in 2044 Oklahoma, Ernest Cline's unapologetically nerdy debut novel Ready Player One takes its inspiration directly from the geek arcade culture of the 1980s.
August 19, 2011 Author Geoffrey Gray is hot on the case of D.B. Cooper, a debonair skyjacker who disappeared 40 years ago after jumping from a plane with a $200,000 ransom.
August 17, 2011 With Wendy and the Lost Boys, Julie Salamon has written the perfect biography for playwright Wendy Wasserstein's legions of fans, a book as entertaining and personable as its subject.
August 16, 2011 Psychiatrist Nassir Ghaemi argues that the best leaders — including Abraham Lincoln, Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. — might just be the ones with the weakest grip on sanity.
August 10, 2011 Set in the high-octane world of New York City private schools, Helen Schulman's latest novel delivers a ripped-from-the-headlines story of an adolescent sext gone viral.