Books Only the Strong by Jabari Asim Paperback, 279 pages, Pgw, List Price: $15 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleOnly the StrongAuthorJabari Asim Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary The lives of a reformed hit man, a crusading doctor, a genteel mobster, and a headstrong college student cross in a sweltering Midwestern city in 1970. Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Only the Strong 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.