----What should I read next?---- Book critic and longtime NPR commentator Marion Winik answers this question in four opinionated, book-loving minutes. With reviews of new releases and older titles you may have missed, it’s like having a new best friend with very good taste to guide you in your literary adventures. The Weekly Reader is produced by WYPR and hosted by Lisa Morgan.
New York Stories: Debra Jo Immergut's 'You Again' and Caroline Leavitt's 'With or Without You.'
On this edition of The Weekly Reader, we review two new novels that bring New York City to life: Debra Jo Immergut's You Again, and Caroline Leavitt's With or Without You.
Books with Big Buzz: Bryan Washington's 'Memorial' and Rumaan Alam's 'Leave the World Behind.'
On this edition of The Weekly Reader, we review two new novels that manage to capture the current cultural zeitgeist: Memorial by Bryan Washington, and Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam.
True Confessions: Riva Lehrer's 'Golem Girl' and Michele Morano's 'Like Love.'
On this edition of The Weekly Reader, we review two new books that provide windows into the real lives of two very different women: Golem Girl by Riva Lehrer and Like Love by Michele Morano.
New Fiction from Chinese-American author Susie Yang and Pakistani-American playwright Ayad Akhtar
American Identity is often complex, and sometimes, hyphenated! On this edition of The Weekly Reader, we review Chinese-American author Susie Yang's White Ivy and Pakistani-American playwright Ayad Akhtar's Homeland Elegies.
Curtis Sittenfeld Special
On this edition of The Weekly Reader, our book critic Marion Winik reviews three books by one of her favorite authors, Curtis Sittenfeld.
Big Stories from Small Towns: Jess Walter's 'The Cold Millions' and Max Gross's 'The Lost Shtetl.'
On this edition of The Weekly Reader, we review two novels about the characters and secrets of small towns with big stories: The Cold Millions by Jess Walter, and The Lost Shtetl by Max Gross.