Subscribe: NPR Topics: Books
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade A rated
Language: English
author  book  gift darkness  implanted medical  leaked pentagon  life  medical devices  medical  neville chamberlain  new  npr  story  writer  years 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: NPR Topics: Books

Books : NPR

NPR's brings you news about books and authors along with our picks for great reads. Interviews, reviews, the NPR Bestseller Lists, New in Paperback and much more.

Last Build Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:57:11 -0500

Copyright: Copyright 2018 NPR - For Personal Use Only

Escaping Boko Haram In 'A Gift From Darkness'

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:57:11 -0500

Writer Andrea Hoffmann tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro the story of Patience Ibrahim, a teenager captured and brutalized by Boko Haram. Ibrahim and Hoffmann co-authored the book A Gift from Darkness.

Ten Years After The Rising, 'Iron Gold' Asks: What Now?

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:00:23 -0500

Pierce Brown's rip-roaring Romans-in-space series Red Rising seemed to come to a triumphant end with last year's Morning Star. But what was the cost of that triumph, and where will it lead?

Crime Is Down In American Cities, And 'Uneasy Peace' Explains Why

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:29:02 -0500

Contrary to what you might see on TV, homicide, assault and rapes have decreased in big cities since the 1970s. Patrick Sharkey attributes the change, in part, to something that happened in the '90s.

How The Man In The Apartment Hit Big With 'The Woman In The Window'

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:25:00 -0500

Take a pinch of Hitchcock, a bit of Gone Girl, stir in a mysterious author and you've got the recipe for something unusual: One of the rare debut novels to hit number one its first week on the market.

Denis Johnson Leaves Us With His Best In 'Largesse Of The Sea Maiden'

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:00:23 -0500

Denis Johnson finished his first story collection in 25 years just before he died. The pieces in it are stunning, dark, sometimes as bleak as anything he's ever written — but miraculous to read.

Daniel Ellsberg Explains Why He Leaked The Pentagon Papers

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:25:00 -0500

In 1971, Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press in the hope that they would help end the Vietnam War. His story is portrayed in the new film The Post. Originally broadcast Dec. 4, 2017.

In 'Munich,' Neville Chamberlain Gets The Best Of Hitler

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:54:00 -0500

History hasn't been kind to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, who tried to head off war by appeasing Adolf Hitler. But Robert Harris' new novel Munich asks readers to reconsider Chamberlain.

A Former Neo-Nazi Explains Why Hate Drew Him In — And How He Got Out

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:34:00 -0500

Christian Picciolini spent eight years as a member of a violent, white power skinhead group. He eventually withdrew and co-founded a nonprofit to help extremists disengage.

In 'Heartland,' Writer's Block Can Be Murder

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:00:22 -0500

Ana Simo's brash and unsettling debut novel straddles the line between pulp noir and slapstick; it's the story of a struggling writer who decides that murder is the cure for her decade-long block.

Daniel Pink's 'When' Shows the Importance Of Timing Throughout Life

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:16:00 -0500

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with author Daniel Pink about his new book When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. In his book, Pink examines the importance of timing in various aspects of life.

Are Implanted Medical Devices Creating A 'Danger Within Us'?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:10:59 -0500

Medical journalist Jeanne Lenzer warns that implanted medical devices are approved with far less scrutiny and testing than drugs. As a result, she says, some have caused harm and even death.

'Girls In The Picture' Traces A Friendship In The Flickers

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:00:52 -0500

A century ago, Hollywood had no stars. Movies were silent and the actors were anonymous. Melanie Benjamin's new novel outlines how actress Mary Pickford and writer Frances Marion changed that.

See A Famous Monster Come Alive In 'Frankenstein: The 1818 Text'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:00:32 -0500

Most stage and screen versions of Frankenstein are based on a later edition of Mary Shelley's classic — this new reprint of her original text shows the story growing and changing with its author.

Picture Book Author Says 'I Had To Be Real' When Writing 'Love'

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:19:00 -0500

Matt de la Peña's new children's book covers the good and the bad of everyday life. He says, "I had to be honest that there are going to be these things in life that are tough and that are dark."

'They Didn't Want Me There': Remembering The Terror Of School Integration

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:31:02 -0500

In 1957, three years after the Supreme Court declared segregated schools unconstitutional, Melba Pattillo Beals was one of nine black students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Ark.