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NPR's Book Concierge

Explore the interactive list of top titles that NPR staff and critics loved each year over the past decade. Book Concierge offers a fount of information for discerning readers and book club members looking for their next great read. Selections are displayed by more than 25 genres, which are stackable to narrow down the options, and offer downloadable NPR stories and interviews to enliven the quest.

FA | Remembrances

Fresh Air Remembers Novelist Philip Roth

May 25, 2018

We listen back to excerpts from Roth's interviews about The Plot Against America and Everyman. Roth died Tuesday at age 85. He spoke with Terry Gross seven times over the years.

NPRBook Reviews

In '84K,' Every Life — And Every Death — Has A Price

May 24, 2018

Claire North's new gut-punch of a novel takes place in a dystopian world where one monster corporation controls England, every service is privatized, and every life has been assigned a monetary value.

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Prolific Sacramento Comedian Keith Lowell Jensen Releases First Book

May 1, 2018

“Punching Nazis: And Other Good Ideas” is a collection of essays, short stories, interviews and rants about the Sacramento punk scene in the 1980s and '90s from Keith Lowell Jensen.

Life In Southern France Is Exactly What It Sounds Like: Good Food, Good Wine, Good Culture

April 26, 2018

Georgeanne Brennan talks about her new book, inspired by her life in the southern French countryside.

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Michael Wallis Shares Donner Party Book 'The Best Land Under Heaven'

April 25, 2018

Author Michael Wallis shares his book “The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny.”

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Author Steve Almond On The 'Bad Stories' Americans Tell Themselves

April 23, 2018

Steve Almond’s new book “Bad Stories: What Just Happened To Our Country” looks at how the stories Americans have been telling themselves about their history misses the truth and leads them to delusion.

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Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors Share Children's Book About Rescue, Their Service Dog

April 23, 2018

Rescue isn't just a black lab, he's a service dog who changed the life of his owner Jessica Kensky and her husband Patrick Downes. The 2013 Boston Marathon bombing survivors explain their connection to Rescue.

'Three Revolutions' That Will Change How People Move

April 19, 2018

UC Davis professor Dan Sperling explains changes taking place that affect how people use transportation.