Books The Spoiler by Annalena McAfee Hardcover, 287 pages, Knopf, List Price: $25.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe SpoilerAuthorAnnalena McAfee Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary In the 1990s, during the waning days of print media, a gossip reporter tries to get all the dirt on an aging female war correspondent, in an encounter that will change both their lives. Genres: Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Spoiler Critics' Lists: Summer 2012 Lesser-Known Lit: Seeking Summer's Hidden Gems July 3, 2012 Passing along a book that no one has heard of is like telling a really good secret. NPR's Barrie Hardymon recommends a hot Southern thriller, a scathing evisceration of the newspaper biz, a slightly ridiculous, totally gratifying romance, and one extra gem that's been hiding in plain sight.