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On this special episode of the podcast, Pamela Paul, Sam Tanenhaus, Dwight Garner and Gary Shteyngart discuss the history of the show, which started in 2006.
How does fiction handle terrorism? The Lebanese novelist Rabee Jaber points to the mundane nature of brutality.
Don DeLillo made a rare public appearance to read from his new novel, “Zero K.”
Three baton-twirling girls, traumatized by adults, develop a friendship and teach a lesson about trust.
Four picture books explore the many varieties of words: opposites, puns, collective nouns, names.
A novel tracks four generations of women and the uncanny parallels among them.
Four picture books feature grown-ups and kids defining and prizing the bonds between them.
Four books offer different takes on the challenging subjects of death and mourning.
The aspiring screenwriter-protagonist of Tim Federle’s young adult novel learns about loss, and about dating.
Kwame Alexander’s latest novel in verse follows a young soccer player who discovers the power of vocabulary.
A boy tries to protect the orangutan he raised when his father wants to sell him to a sketchy zoo.
In this middle-grade novel, a girl struggles to find a moral course when countering a bully.
A biography of a shrewd and brutal samurai whose forces roiled 12th-century Japan.
The actor, woodworker, musician and author, most recently, of “Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom With America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers” reads for solace during air turbulence.
In this young adult novel, a boy with agoraphobia becomes a draw for a girl who plans to write her college essay about him.
In two new books, children live happily without parents in a car, and a boy uses science to see the magic around him.
A tale of two teenagers from the conqueror and conquered classes hints at real-world dynamics.
Readers respond to recent reviews of Charles Bock’s “Alice & Oliver,” Stevie Smith’s poems and more.
A new book from the Caldecott Medalist Mordicai Gerstein stars the boisterous Pan, that most un-godlike of ancient Greek gods.
My nom de plume protects me from enemies as numerous as they are mysterious.