Authors

Isabel Allende: "Island Beneath the Sea"

Isabel Allende: "Island Beneath the Sea"

May 5, 2010

Why Isabel Allende chose slavery as the subject of her new novel.

Ann Hood:  "The Red Thread"

Ann Hood: "The Red Thread"

May 3, 2010

A story about five families hoping to adopt baby girls from China. Novelist Ann Hood weaves together their accounts with the heartbreaking stories of the mothers who gave up their infants.

E.O. Wilson: "Anthill"

E.O. Wilson: "Anthill"

April 22, 2010

The first novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist E. O. Wilson. It's the story of a boy transformed by an improbable love of ants. He risks everything, even his life, to save their pristine habitat in the wetlands of Alabama.

Jim Lehrer: "Super"

Jim Lehrer: "Super"

April 20, 2010

Every night millions of viewers watch Jim Lehrer host the NewsHour on PBS. Many are also fans of his novels, plays and memoirs. He talks about his new book and journalism in the digital age.

Sy Montgomery:  "Birdology"

Sy Montgomery: "Birdology"

April 14, 2010

A naturalist on her adventures with hummingbirds, hawks and other feathered creatures. Why birds are far stranger, more wondrous – and more like us than we imagine.

Simon Tolkien: "The Inheritance"

Simon Tolkien: "The Inheritance"

April 13, 2010

The grandson of Lord of the Rings author J.R.R.Tolkien describes their close relationship. He talks about his latest legal thriller and how his grandfather’s celebrity and literary achievement influenced his life and his own writing...

Ian McEwen: "Solar"

Ian McEwen: "Solar"

April 8, 2010

A novel from best-selling author, Ian McEwan, about a Nobel prize-winning physicist whose professional and personal worlds collide in a freak accident. How he uses the opportunity to extricate himself from a failing marriage, reinvigorate...

Peter Lovenheim: "In The Neighborhood"

Peter Lovenheim: "In The Neighborhood"

April 7, 2010

A journalist describes his quest to meet the neighbors.

Savior Siblings

April 5, 2010

The medical and ethical issues of using in vitro fertilization with genetic testing to produce a baby who could be a genetic match to save the life of a sibling with a fatal illness.

Simon Johnson: "13 Bankers" (Rebroadcast)

April 1, 2010

recent U.S. financial history and how to prevent a future meltdown

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