Books Jonathan Dee Books by Jonathan Dee Jonathan Dee has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Jonathan Dee New In Paperback Aug. 5-11: Sleep, Madness And Wild West Mythology August 5, 2013 In softcover nonfiction, David Randall examines the science of sleep, and Susannah Cahalan falls prey to a mysterious disease. In fiction, Claire Vaye Watkins explores the American West, and Ivan Doig looks at a single dad whose world is upended. Review Book Reviews The Apathy In 'A Thousand Pardons' Is Hard To Forgive Fresh Air March 26, 2013 The rich and good-looking get a taste of life among the 99 percent in Jonathan Dee's novels. In A Thousand Pardons, his protagonist, Helen Armstead, finds a secret talent for getting powerful men to apologize after her marriage falls apart and she is forced to enter the working world. The Apathy In 'A Thousand Pardons' Is Hard To Forgive Listen · 5:36 5:36 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/175394844/175456095" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript What We're Reading What We're Reading, Jan. 20-26, 2010 January 20, 2010 This week, a novel from Jonathan Dee looks at the costs (and wild benefits) of living wealthy in America, and a memoir by Patti Smith recalls the singer's long friendship with Robert Mapplethorpe. Also, T.C. Boyle offers a new book of short stories, and a novel dives into Britain's mid-1950s "Cyprus Emergency."