Books

Scott Simon: "Baby We Were Meant for Each Other"

Scott Simon: "Baby We Were Meant for Each Other"

August 30, 2010

NPR host Scott Simon on falling in love at first sight -- wtih the two baby girls he and his wife adopted from China. A personal tale of the joys of adoption and becoming a first-time father later in life.

Readers' Review:  "A Room With a View" by E.M. Forster

Readers' Review: "A Room With a View" by E.M. Forster

August 25, 2010

Our August Readers' Review discusses this classic novel about a middle-class, 19th century British girl who vacations in Florence.

Jennifer Arnold: "Through a Dog's Eyes"

Jennifer Arnold: "Through a Dog's Eyes"

August 18, 2010

The healing power of dogs: the founder of a service dog training organization on matching dogs to children and adults with disabilities and why all dog owners can benefit from a better understanding of how their canine companions perceive...

Higher Education

Higher Education

August 17, 2010

Two professors examine the American higher education system and explain how students and parents can get the most for their money.

Rosanne Cash: "Composed" (Viking)

Rosanne Cash: "Composed" (Viking)

August 12, 2010

Rosanne Cash on finding her voice. The oldest daughter of legendary singer Johnny Cash has a new memoir on growing up in the context of her family legacy. She also has a new cd of what her father called essential country songs.

"The Great Divorce:  A 19-Century Mother's Extraordinary Fight Against Her Husband, The Shakers, and Her Times." (Atlantic Monthly Press)

"The Great Divorce: A 19-Century Mother's Extraordinary Fight Against Her Husband, The Shakers, and Her Times." (Atlantic Monthly Press)

August 5, 2010

The story of a 19th-century woman, whose sensational divorce and custody battle against her Shaker husband roused the sympathy of the American public, attracted the notice of Thomas Jefferson, and led to the only legislative divorce in New...

Richard Morais:  "The Hundred-Foot Journey"

Richard Morais: "The Hundred-Foot Journey"

July 28, 2010

From kitchens in Mumbai to London, the French Alps and finally Paris, a new novel explores the mysteries of food, family and destiny.

Readers' Review: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson

Readers' Review: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson

July 21, 2010

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" features a middle-aged investigative journalist and a youthful computer hacker struggling with personal demons. It is the first book of a Scandinavian crime fiction trilogy by Stieg Larsson. He died four...

Ayelet Waldman: "Red Hook Road"

Ayelet Waldman: "Red Hook Road"

July 13, 2010

Set in a village in coastal Maine, the novel tells the story of two families who experience a great tragedy that rips them apart and brings them together.

William Powers:  "Hamlet's BlackBerry"

William Powers: "Hamlet's BlackBerry"

July 8, 2010

Tackling the 'conundrum of connectedness.' An award-winning media critic on the advantages and pitfalls of living in an age of ever-changing technology.

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