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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.



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'Iraq + 100' Is Painful, But Don't Look Away

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 07:00:19 -0500

This new anthology of science fiction and fantasy, edited by Hassan Blasim, imagines Iraq 100 years after the invasion of 2003. Harrowing, necessary, often beautiful, it resists comfort and catharsis.



The 10 Best Books Of 2016 Faced Tough Topics Head On

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:30:00 -0500

Book critic Maureen Corrigan says that if there's one word that characterizes her list this year, it's "serious." These books certainly aren't grim or dull, but they take on big, difficult subjects.



At 93, Diana Kennedy Still Reigns As Mexico's Feistiest Food Expert

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0500

The cookbook Nothing Fancy, first published in 1984, has just been re-released — and is the closest thing to a memoir that the formidable "Julia Child of Mexico" has ever written.



Megyn Kelly On Trump And The Media: 'We're In A Dangerous Phase Right Now'

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:27:00 -0500

The Fox News host tells Fresh Air that she worries about Trump's "de-legitimization" of the media. "Too many millions of Americans aren't listening at all to what the press tells them," Kelly says.



Are You Of Two Minds? Michael Lewis' New Book Explores How We Make Decisions

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:50:00 -0500

The Undoing Project tells the story of two Israeli psychologists who made some surprising discoveries about the way people think. According to the Moneyball author, it's all about framing.



'Today Will Be Different' Tackles Parenting Fatigue And Middle-Aged Marriage

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:21:00 -0500

Maria Semple's new comic novel is about a stressed-out wife and mother who starts every day with a mantra. She tells Fresh Air's Sam Briger that the book was inspired by her own experiences as a mom.



NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2016's Great Reads

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0500

The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics.



How Just 8 Flavors Have Defined American Cuisine

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:30:00 -0500

In her new book, Sarah Lohman says that even though America is culturally and ethnically diverse, its food is united by a handful of tastes that have permeated the nation's cuisine for centuries.



Looking For The Best Books Of 2016? NPR's Concierge Is Here To Help

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:25:00 -0500

NPR's annual, sortable book guide is here. And to mark the occasion, correspondent Lynn Neary talks about the year in fiction and shares a couple of her favorite new titles.



Tech Plays Role As The Weapon Of Choice In Crime Fiction

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:37:21 -0500

NPR's Art Silverman reads a lot of crime thrillers. In the last year, he's noticed "The Internet of Things" seems to being playing a big role as the weapon of choice.



The Surreal Cookbook Of Salvador Dalí

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:15:39 -0500

In the early 1970s surrealist icon Salvador Dalí published a lavish cookbook called Les Dîners de Gala. Decades later, the book is being republished for a new and much wider audience.



Stepping Into 'Talking As Fast As I Can' Again Is Like Sense Memory For Actor Lauren Graham

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:28 -0500

Lauren Graham is the fast-talking Lorelei Gilmore, on Gilmore Girls, a role she recently reprised on Netflix. She tells NPR's Ailsa Chang about her memoir, Talking As Fast As I Can.



'Red Car' Exposes Unsettling Side To Life's Listlessness

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:28 -0500

The Red Car, the latest novel by Marcy Dermansky, features a protagonist who's haunted by a former boss. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Dermansky about the fantastical and dark novel.



Women Astronomers Shine In 'The Glass Universe'

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:47:00 -0500

Dava Sobel's new book is a history of the unheralded women — called computers, rather than astronomers — who worked at the Harvard College Observatory, studying, cataloging and classifying stars.



'Out Of The Wreck I Rise' Supports Addiction Recovery With Literary Hero Companions

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:39:35 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Sara Bader and Neil Steinberg about their book, "Out Of The Wreck I Rise: A Literary Companion to Recovery," a new anthology about addiction and sobriety.