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Yes, he was the captain of the Enterprise, but William Shatner is also a dedicated horseman and founder of the Hollywood Charity Horse Show. His love of horses is on display in his charming new book.
Author: Jaym Gates
Posted: May 28, 2017, 11:00 pm
Sarah Gailey's alternate-history romp takes place in a United States that went ahead with a wild plan to farm hippos for meat. It's a delightful read that suffers only from being too short.
Author: Amal El-Mohtar
Posted: May 28, 2017, 2:00 pm
What does it mean to be remembered? It's the question at the heart of The Reminders, the debut novel from actor, musician, and now author Val Emmich. He joins NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.
Posted: May 28, 2017, 12:09 pm
Jem Lester's debut novel follows three generations of men who can't communicate — a grandfather, a father and a profoundly autistic little boy. Lester says he modeled the boy on his own son.
Author: Scott Simon
Posted: May 27, 2017, 11:59 am
Scott Simon speaks with author Weike Wang about her new book Chemistry: A Novel.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 11:59 am
Author Denis Johnson has died at the age of 67. He was best known for the short story collection Jesus' Son.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 11:59 am
Susan Rieger's new book follows an upper-crust, Upper West Side family whose certainties are thrown into doubt after their father dies and an unknown Other Woman sues his estate for child support.
Author: Jason Sheehan
Posted: May 27, 2017, 11:00 am
Denis Johnson was best known for his 1992 short story collection Jesus' Son. He won the 2007 National Book Award for the novel, Tree of Smoke. Johnson died Thursday at age 67.
Author: Lynn Neary
Posted: May 26, 2017, 8:32 pm
Mike Mills' chicken wings have been named the best in the country. He is even in the Barbecue Hall of Fame. His new book with daughter Amy Mills shares the gospel of barbecue with home cooks.
Author: Ari Shapiro
Posted: May 26, 2017, 6:15 pm
On the occasion of the death of writer Denis Johnson, we share a 2007 reflection on Johnson's book Jesus' Son, from novelist Nathan Englander.
Author: Nathan Englander
Posted: May 26, 2017, 3:53 pm
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