"[A] book ... unlike a television program, moving picture or any other 'modern means of communication' ... can wait for years, yet be available at any moment when it happens to be needed."
—Joseph Wood Krutch (1893-1970) American critic, natrualist, writer, The Modern Temper
- Searching For Buried Treasure In China, A Writer Discovers Himself Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:30:00 -0400
- During the Sino-Japanese War, Huan Hsu's great-great-grandfather buried his vast porcelain collection to keep it safe. Hsu went to find it 70 years later, on a trip about more than missing china.
- Understanding The Dark Side Of Enlightenment On 'Diamond Mountain' Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:50:00 -0400
- Author Scott Carney's new A Death on Diamond Mountain unravels the complicated paths that led an American Buddhist seeker not to nirvana, but to his death in a cave in the Arizona desert.
- 'The Precious One' Has Love At Its Heart Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:31:03 -0400
- Marisa de los Santos' newest novel follows a young woman returning to her home town to confront her shattered family. Reviewer Bobbi Dumas says it'll remind you that love can change the world.
- 'Night At The Fiestas' Spins Stories Of Faith And Family Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:22:00 -0400
- Kirstin Valdez Quade's debut book of short fiction is inspired by her family and its long history in the "romanticized" region of northern New Mexico.
- Pour A Bucket Of Blood On These New Adaptations Of 'Carrie' Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:03:50 -0400
- Stephen King has said his novel Carrie is about women's power and men's fear — an idea reporter Beth Accomando says has gotten lost in newer adaptations of the horror classic for stage and screen.
- At Last, A Fitting Farewell For Richard III Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:56:00 -0400
- Richard III has been buried, two years after his abandoned bones were found under an abandoned parking lot. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the man Shakespeare turned into one of his great characters.
- NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of March 26, 2015 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:03:21 -0400
- Arianna Huffington offers tips for creating a healthy work-life balance in Thrive. It appears at No. 14.
- NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of March 26, 2015 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:03:21 -0400
- At No. 11, Michael Connelly's The Burning Room follows Harry Bosch as he investigates a man's death from an injury sustained nine years earlier.
- NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of March 26, 2015 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:03:21 -0400
- Gretchen Rubin examines daily habits and how to change them in Better Than Before, which debuts at No. 6.
- NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of March 26, 2015 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:03:21 -0400
- In Jacqueline Winspear's A Dangerous Place, lone traveler Masie Dobbs is pulled in a brutal murder investigation after suffering her own loss. It debuts at No. 5.
- NPR Bestsellers: Week Of March 26, 2015 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:03:21 -0400
- The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.
- App That Aims To Make Books 'Squeaky Clean' Draws Ire From Edited Writers Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:31:00 -0400
- Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.
- 'Lost Boys Symphony' Blurs The Lines Between Reality And Madness Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:03:14 -0400
- Mark Andrew Ferguson's debut novel has time travel, but it isn't science fiction. It has teenagers, but it's not YA. Instead, it's a tale of intense friendship, first love, and serious mental illness.
- Do You Believe In Ghosts? You Might After Reading This Book Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:26:00 -0400
- Sante Fe's most famous ghost is Hannah Nordhaus' great-great-grandmother. Her new book, American Ghost, is mix of memoir, cultural history, genealogical detective story and paranormal investigation.
- A Shimmy Into English Shakes The Dirt Off This Irish Classic Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:13:00 -0400
- In Máirtín Ó Cadhain's The Dirty Dust, the dead don't just talk. They won't shut up. Yet this inventive novel, first written in Irish, has long been sealed from English-speaking readers — until now.