A list of books, available at the Library, that you may have heard about this week on NPR.
The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
Listen here as Life of Pi author, Yann Martel, discusses his newest work of fiction and ‘that deeply unreasonable phenomenon of faith.’
On My Own by Diane Rehm
Former talk show host Dian Rehm tell’s NPR about the pain of her husband’s death and how it inspired her to fight for assisted suicide. Listen to her story here.
The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie
“McKenzie’s new novel about the pitfalls of approaching marriage is a sharply written romantic comedy with elements of experimental fiction. Maureen Corrigan calls it ‘totally endearing.'” – Fresh Air
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
“This debut novel follows a girl with magical powers and a technically brilliant boy, uneasy friends since childhood, who get caught up in an apocalyptic war between science and magic.” Read the NPR Book Review here.
My Father, The Pornographer by Chris Offutt
Listen to the NPR interview about Offutt’s late father, a man who went from running a small insurance agency to writing more than 400 books, mostly pornography.