"I wrote it for myself," Field says of her intensely personal accounting of her life and career. In Pieces describes childhood abuse, an abortion at 17, and her relationship with Burt Reynolds.
The actress' book title, Whiskey in a Teacup, comes from a phrase her grandmother used to describe Southern women: Like whiskey in a teacup, they're beautiful on the outside and fierce on the inside.
Fifty nominated books now remain in contention for prizes in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, young people's literature — and, in a fresh twist to the annual slate, translated literature.
As we head into fall, Heather Hansman, a correspondent for Outside magazine, shares some of her favorite new books.
Michael Donkor's debut novel is a story of two teenage girls, pushed and pulled between two worlds.
Diana Evans' novel follows two couples — 30-something Londoners — as they navigate friendship, relationships and parenthood. The goal, she says, was to write "about very ordinary moments."
The Hall of Fame college basketball coach, fired by the University of Louisville in 2017 following recruiting violations, addresses his career and recent headline-grabbing mistakes in a new memoir.
Katherine Marsh's book Nowhere Boy is the story of a 14-year-old Syrian refugee in Brussels, and his friendship with an American boy. She talks with NPR's Rachel Martin.
Stephen Fried's biography argues that Benjamin Rush — a pioneering physician, writer and a signatory to the Declaration of Independence — belongs on the historical tier of Benjamin Franklin.
"Samba's beating heart is actually suffering and sadness." The Air You Breathe by Frances de Pontes Peebles uses Brazilian music as a backdrop for an intimate story of female friendship.