Books Padgett Powell Books by Padgett Powell Padgett Powell has written books about: Fiction Literary Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Padgett Powell NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2015's Great Reads December 8, 2015 The Book Concierge is back and all new for 2015! Explore more than 260 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews Two Drunken Dudes Prioritize Language In 'You & Me' August 1, 2012 In his latest novel, You & Me, Padgett Powell continues the experimentation of his previous work The Interrogative Mood. Here, two Southern men sit on a porch, discussing everything from R. Crumb to human failure. No action, no attribution — just dialogue. Critics' Lists: Summer 2012 Literary Look Ahead: 13 Great Books On The Horizon May 24, 2012 Critic Michael Schaub offers a sneak peek at some of the most hotly anticipated books of the summer: An Obama bio. A sparkling debut. Thrillers of both the fictional and body-science kind. Even Lincoln is reborn in this season of sun, sand, renewal — and reading. The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books A Novel? Padgett Powell's Book Defies Genre December 31, 2009 The Interrogative Mood: A Novel? is a book like no other. It is composed entirely of questions. Some of them are laugh-out-loud funny, others provoke memories of long gone times, while some leave you pondering the meaning of life. A Novel? Padgett Powell's Book Defies Genre Listen · 5:15 5:15 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/122125121/122125086" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'The Interrogative Mood: A Novel?' December 15, 2009 Padget Powell's book is like none other: it is composed entirely of questions. Wildly ridiculous and laugh-out-loud funny, it can suddenly turn serious, even profound, as Powell's questions begin to provoke memories of the past and fears of the future. Best Books Of 2009 Best Books For A Book Club? Lynn Neary's '09 Picks December 15, 2009 What makes a good book-club selection? Most of Lynn Neary's picks are quick reads. All are fiction. And, because some of the best conversations occur when people don't agree, a few are calculated to spark debate. So have a glass of wine, maybe a bite to eat, and let the discussions begin.