The author says writing this novel was like writing an “anti-murder mystery.” Murder mysteries are nice and tidy, she says, but this disturbing morality tale is about unforeseeable tragedy.
Elin Hilderbrand — known as the “Queen of Summer” — is back with another beachy tale of family secrets and intrigue (and tasty period details), set on Nantucket during the turbulent summer of 1969.
Nicole Weisensee Egan has followed the sexual assault accusations against Bill Cosby since 2005. At first a skeptic herself, Egan discusses how “America’s Dad” managed to escape justice for decades.
Chanelle Benz’s new novel is a story that swells with Mississippi swelter, blood oaths, old grudges, conspiracy theories and everlasting mysteries. Scott Simon talks with her about the book.
The debut novel from NPR’s own Linda Holmes follows a suddenly widowed (and not all that grief-stricken) woman and her new lodger — a former major league ballplayer who’s lost his ability to pitch.
NPR’s new kids’ fiction column — by Juanita Giles, founder of the Virginia Children’s Book Festival — kicks off with an explanation of why the epic poem Beowulf is the perfect bathtime read.
The writer, better known for his dark animated comedy about a has-been horse, has written a collection of surreal short stories called Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory.
Richard Kadrey — known for his Sandman Slim series of supernatural noirs — reinvents himself in grand fashion with The Grand Dark, a diesel-punk fantasy set in a simulacrum of Weimar Germany.
NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks with Austrian novelist Robert Menasse about his new book, an absurdist comic tragedy called The Capital, for which he embedded with European Union civil servants in Brussels.
Kenn Kaufman, author of ‘A Season on the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration,’ talks about the wonder of migration and the effects of climate change.