It’s wedding season! For this week’s Call-In, Mandy Len Catron, author of the new book How to Fall in Love with Anyone, answers your questions about love and relationships.
Diksha Basu’s new novel was inspired by the explosion of wealth she saw in 1990s India. She says money is a complex thing, and it takes a while for her characters to see that.
A family curse, a resurrection and a vengeful witch are at the center of Elle Cosimano’s Southern Gothic chiller The Suffering Tree. But the book elides its setting’s history of racial violence.
Known for his on-court outbursts, McEnroe famously yelled, “You cannot be serious!” at one official. Now, decades later, he says it’s a “miracle” if he goes a full day without hearing that line.
When Dr. Vanessa Grubbs fell in love with a man whose kidneys were failing, he’d been waiting for a transplant for years. Her book explores the ways racial inequity is embedded in the system.
Anne Helen Petersen’s new book is a thoughtful consideration of several public women — from Nicki Minaj to Hillary Clinton — who’ve run up against the invisible expectations our culture has of them.
In The End of Eddy, French author Edouard Louis writes about his experience growing up gay and abused in industrial France. He speaks to NPR’s Melissa Block.
Don Winslow’s new novel is packed with crooked cops and crookeder crooks, all defending their territories and trying to maintain a status quo where everyone earns, everyone eats and no wars break out.
It’s been 75 years since 13-year-old Anne Frank sat down to write her first diary entry about hiding during World War II. Today, her legacy is carried on at an elementary school in Philadelphia.
Odds are, you’re looking at this on a smartphone.
In Chain Letter, cartoonist Farel Dalrymple returns to The City, the mysterious metropolis at the heart of his early 2000s series Pop Gun War. It’s a weird, complicated and charming place.
The classic tale of the Monster resurrected from the dead gets a new treatment in Victor LaValle’s new limited-series comic.
ExxonMobil and several other oil companies are backing a Republican-led plan for a carbon tax. Steve Inskeep talks to Steve Coll, author of the book Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.
In Raven Rock, Garrett Graff describes the bunkers designed to protect U.S. leaders in the event of a catastrophe. One Cold War-era plan put the post office in charge of cataloging the dead.
Scott McClanahan’s semi-autobiographical novel is packed with loss, pain and existential anguish, but his narrator — also named Scott — refuses to give up, no matter how often he’s knocked down.
Fair warning: There are no actual jazz chickens in Eddie Izzard’s new Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens. But it does provide insight into what makes the acclaimed comedian tick.
Alexie is excited for a new generation of Native American writers to come on the scene, “so I don’t have to answer all the questions,” he says. His new memoir is You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me.
Theodora Goss’s novel takes bits and pieces from several different monstrous mythologies — Jekyll and Hyde, Dr. Moreau and more — but she makes something new and deceptively intricate out of them.
Sherman Alexie has often turned to his childhood on the Spokane Indian Reservation for inspiration. Now, he looks at the life of his mother in a memoir called You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me.
A new California law regulates how autographed items may be sold. Originally intended to cover sports memorabilia and an apparently thriving market in fake autographs, bookstores are worried it will shut down popular author book signings. Now one of them has filed suit.
Gay has finally written the book that she “wanted to write the least.” The moment she realized she “never want to write about fatness” was the same moment she knew this was a memoir she had to write.
By the 1980s, 60,000 people had been forcibly removed from this mixed-race section of Cape Town. But the area’s food traditions reflect the spirit of helpmekaar, an Afrikaans term for mutual support.
Why can’t we stop reading Trump’s Twitter feed? The same reason we can’t put down The Catcher In The Rye or Pale Fire.
Ben learned a lot about fatherhood from his own dad, Steve Falcone. In honor of Father’s Day, they spoke to NPR about their most memorable father-son moments. Ben’s new book is Being a Dad is Weird.
Nancy MacLean’s book stretches back to 19th century Vice President — and ardent secessionist — John C. Calhoun to find the roots of modern libertarianism, which she calls a threat to democracy.