Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Katharine Dion about her book "The Dependents," and why it makes for a memorable summer read.
When it comes to navigating the night sky, many of us don't get much further than the Big Dipper. Astronomer Dean Regas hopes to change that.
In 1968, the planet convulsed. Historian Richard Vinen writes about the defining year in his book "1968: Radical Protest and Its Enemies."
Flint, Michigan, changed its water system in 2014, resulting in water so toxic that residents got sick. Some even died. But that flip of a switch isn't when the city's...
Millions of Americans who are in the middle class feel like they're on shaky economic ground, author Alissa Quart tells Here & Now's Lisa Mullins.
Author and National Book Award winner Francine Prose is frequently asked for suggestions of good books to read.
The U.S. border with Canada is the world's longest international border, yet it receives very little attention.
Makkai's new novel "The Great Believers" looks at how AIDS not only ravaged the gay community in Chicago in the 1980s and '90s, but continued to impact lives decades later.
When Elizabeth Katkin and her husband decided to have children, it took nine years, seven miscarriages, 10 in vitro fertilization treatments and close to $200,000.
Poet Terrance Hayes won a National Book Award for his 2010 collection "Lighthead." His new book "American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin" is out today.
Kelly Yang came to the Unites States from China at the age of 6. From ages 8-12, she helped her parents manage motels, often by taking charge of the front...
"More women are writing, and I would say writing deeper and more important work than men right now, and more women are reading it," says Steve Almond.
The book's setting feels at times post-apocalyptic, as main character Håkan makes his way from San Francisco to New York to find his brother.
Seventy-four years ago today, June 6, 1944, the allies stormed ashore in France to drive the Germans out. Less than a year later, the bloody conflict was over.
The hero in "The Devil's Half Mile" is investigating the death of his father, who may have been involved in some shady deals.
In his book "The Ends of the World," author Peter Brannen looks at what happens to cause the crises, from massive volcanic eruptions to asteroids.
Every Memorial Day, there's a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. A new book tells the story of how that first soldier was selected...
Roth wrote more than two dozen books, including the 1969 novel "Portnoy's Complaint," and was a fierce satirist and uncompromising realist.
In order to explore the relationship between the composer and the starling he adopted, author and naturalist Lyanda Lynn Haupt adopted one of her own.
For a brief period in 1860 and 1861, the mail delivery service reduced the time it took to carry messages from Missouri to California to just 10 days.