Books Daniel L. Everett Books by Daniel L. Everett Daniel L. Everett has written books about: Nonfiction History & Society Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Daniel L. Everett What We're Reading What We're Reading, Jan. 12 - 18 January 12, 2010 This week, a novel asks, does God exist? David Malouf reimagines an episode from Homer's Iliad, and surgeon-writer Atul Gawande offers a simple solution for the complicated problem of healing patients. Also, a memoir of life and linguistics in an Amazon tribe. iStockphoto.com The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books The Mile High Book Club: Great Airplane Reads December 23, 2009 Travel can be stressful, with flight delays, waiting rooms, and hours in economy class. One of the best ways to survive this mayhem is with a good book. Author Susan Jane Gilman offers suggestions for six great books that won't embarrass you in airports. The Mile High Book Club: Great Airplane Reads Listen · 3:54 3:54 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/121507264/124210746" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes' December 23, 2009 Daniel Everett went to the Amazon as a Christian missionary, but ended up spending decades living with the Piraha tribe. This book, his account of those decades with the remote tribe, is riveting, serious escapism.