Books Wild Child by T.C. Boyle Hardcover, 304 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $25.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleWild ChildAuthorT.C. Boyle Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary A collection of fourteen short works focuses on a theme of nature and includes in the title piece a retelling of the story of a feral boy who was captured in the forests of Napoleonic France. Genres: Fiction Also by T.C. Boyle Drop City Outside Looking In The Women San Miguel The Tortilla Curtain See More Books Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Wild Child Review Book Reviews T.C. Boyle: Stories Of Nature's Violence And Wonder February 1, 2010 The stories in Wild Child, the new book from T.C. Boyle, involve mostly unremarkable characters confronted with moral dilemmas. In the title story, a young boy abandoned at birth and who grew up on his own is discovered in the woods in France. 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."