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Ellroy's new novel, Perfidia, follows the Los Angeles police response to a brutal murder on the eve of Pearl Harbor. In a vintage steakhouse, the author discusses the book and his tech-free lifestyle.
NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with Lee Rainie of the Pew Research Center about a new study that looks at the reading habits of millennials.
NPR's Lynn Neary talks storytelling with John Darnielle, the creative force behind the indie-folk band The Mountain Goats and author of the new novel Wolf In White Van.
Everyone wants to "make a difference" but the question is: how? Journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn set out to find the answer in their new book, A Path Appears.
Dystopian literature usually focuses on global ills — climate change, GMO food, nuclear war. But Darin Bradley's new novel takes off from an economic collapse and the plight of student-loan debtors.
Her new collection, Stone Mattress, features characters still shaped by events in their youth. She's also working on a project that's all about the future: a book that won't be read for a century.
Caitlin Doughty has built a following on YouTube by humorously discussing the morbid elements of her profession. In her new book, she explains that she's been interested in death since childhood.
A champion of abortion rights, the Texas gubernatorial candidate reveals she terminated two of her pregnancies — once because her life was endangered.
Kim Harrison bids farewell to her long-running Hollows series of urban fantasies in spectacular fashion; reviewer Amal El-Mohtar calls Witch "a rollercoaster ride of interlocking shenanigans."
One of the ships from a failed expedition to the Arctic in the 1800s was recently discovered. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Dan Simmons, who wrote a best-selling fictionalized account of the disaster.
NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to investor and Paypal cofounder Peter Thiel about his new book, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future.
There are no winners in Joseph O'Neill's new novel The Dog, just a long downward spiral into stalemate as the nameless narrator flees a bad breakup and gets mired in shady financial dealings in Dubai.
Next week the people of Scotland vote on whether to become independent from the U.K. Author Marie Mutsuki Mockett recommends a book that illuminates the Scottish psyche, Iain Banks' The Crow Road.
Appearing at No. 5, The Heart of Everything That Is explores the little-known story of a powerful Sioux warrior who led the only American Indian defeat of U.S. troops.