Cosby's novel All the Sinners Bleed centers on a Black sheriff in a small Southeast Virginia county. The novel was inspired by his own experiences growing up in the shadow of the Confederacy.
Rickly's first book is a solid and promising literary debut. He's a natural, albeit a germinal one. He is best known as a singer and songwriter of the rock band Thursday.
"My early '70s New York is dingy and grimy," the Pulitzer Prize-winning author says. Whitehead's sequel to Harlem Shuffle centers on crime at every level, from small-time crooks to Harlem's elite.
Schlatter's autobiography Still Laughing is a compendium of stories about entertainers he's known and worked with. Ernie in Kovacsland is a treasure chest of memorabilia from Kovacs' shows.
NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with conservative columnist Matt Lewis about his new book "Filthy Rich Politicians," which looks at why so many members of Congress are millionaires.
A shared love of jazz led author Lesa Cline-Ransome and illustrator James Ransome to discover inventor Antoine-Joseph "Adolphe" Sax and the instrument named after him.
With both Hollywood actors and writers on strike, some attendees hope Comic-Con in San Diego will get back to its nerdy roots.
NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks to Adrian McKinty, best-selling author of "The Chain" and "The Island," about some thrillers to add to your summer reading list.
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Daniel Silva about his new thriller "The Collector," about a fictional search for a really stolen painting by Vermeer.
Lindsay Lynch's luscious debut, Do Tell, is set in Hollywood's Golden Age. Dwyer Murphy's The Stolen Coast is a moody tale of a lawyer who makes his money ferrying people on the run into new lives.