Programmer Andy Weir had always longed to read science fiction with a greater focus on science. So, he wrote a novel of his own — which has since become a best-seller and, now, a blockbuster film.
Yeonmi Park escaped from North Korea at age 13 only to find that freedom was more elusive than she'd imagined. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Park about her new book, In Order to Live.
In Children of Monsters, Jay Nordlinger looks at the lives of, among others, Romano Mussolini, Saif Al-Islam Gadhafi and one man who claimed to be Hitler's son.
In ancient Greece, philosophers denied that women were capable of friendship. Marilyn Yalom and Theresa Donovan Brown trace the way those perceptions changed over the years in this engaging history.
Debuting at No. 6, Lauren Groff's Fates and Furies uses a split narrative to tell the story of a long marriage.
At No. 11, David Baldacci's Memory Man follows a detective as he struggles with memories of finding his family brutally murdered.
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly and writer Martin Dugard reconstruct the final days of a president's life in Killing Lincoln, which appears at No. 14.
The star of The Wire and Treme remembers fleeing the storm — and returning to devastation. As his community coped with "post-traumatic stress," he says, Treme "became a group therapy in New Orleans."
If you didn't grow up in the punk subcultures of the 1980s and '90s, you might have a little trouble with David Baillie's new novel — but stick with it; the book reveals a vicious grace and honesty.