The retelling of the 1782 French novel has just as much betrayal and bed-hopping as the original, but in a new locale. Author Sophfronia Scott explains why Harlem — and how she writes good sex scenes. (Image credit: Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR)
Videogame writer Walt Williams describes his Red-Bull-and-Adderal-fueled advancement in a competitive and secretive industry. Critic Jason Sheehan says the book “plays out … like a videogame.” (Image credit: Christina Ascani/NPR)
Owner Mark Fleischman’s memoir drops plenty of celebrity names while detailing the day-to-day logistics (and the drugs) that kept the nightspot running. (Image credit: Allan Tannenbaum/Getty Images)
NPR’s Scott Simon talks to author Alice McDermott about her new novel, The Ninth Hour. It starts with a suicide and then reveals how the kindness of faithful strangers can steer people’s lives.
Poetry has to rhyme, doesn’t it? Chris Harris talks with Scott Simon about his new book for kids called I’m Just No good at Rhyming.
Alice McDermott’s new novel immerses readers in the homely details of Irish Catholic Brooklyn in the early decades of the 20th century, but also addresses bigger, universal questions of love and life. (Image credit: Christina Ascani/NPR)