Books Steve Stern Books by Steve Stern Steve Stern has written books about: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Steve Stern Review Book Reviews A 'Pinch' Of Magic Seasons This Half-Fantastical Neighborhood History June 3, 2015 Steve Stern's slice of the mythical South is the Pinch, a hardscrabble immigrant neighborhood of northwest Memphis where the Torah trumps the King James Bible and the rabbis have magical powers. New In Paperback Confronting Tradition: A Rabbi Returns, Women Campaign, Pearl Buck Resurrected June 23, 2011 Edna O'Brien tells 11 tales of sex, love and death, and Steve Stern romps through 20th century Jewish history. Rebecca Traister surveys how the 2008 election changed politics for women, Darin Strauss absorbs a classmate's death, and Hilary Spurling resurrects Pearl S. Buck's life and fiction. Chris Silas Neal Critics' Lists: Summer 2010 Fun In The Sun: Laugh-Out-Loud Summer Books July 21, 2010 Read these books at the beach, and people two towels over will wonder why you're chortling. There are plenty of books that will make you laugh, but critic Heller McAlpin separates the mere giggles from the all-out gut-busters. May-Ying Lam/NPR What We're Reading What We're Reading, May 11-17 May 11, 2010 Martin Amis' newest is part Decameron, part Big Chill, as twenty-somethings in an Italian castle navigate the sexual revolution. Laura Bush navigates her way from Midland, Texas, to a life in the White House. A miraculously preserved 18th-century rabbi reanimates (oy gevalt!) in Memphis. And civil rights legend Andrew Young passes life lessons to his godson.