Relegated to the status of schoolteacher and friendly neighbor after abandoning her dreams of becoming an artist, Nora advocates on behalf of a charismatic Lebanese student and is drawn into the child’s family until his artist mother’s careless ambition leads to a shattering betrayal.Share
NPR: Inferno Excerpt
In his international blockbusters The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown masterfully fused history, art, codes, and symbols. In this riveting new thriller, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date.
In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces … Dante’s Inferno.
Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust … before the world is irrevocably altered.
The Leanard Lopate Show: Lauren Graham
Lauren Graham talks about her career as an actress—from “Gilmore Girls” to “Guys and Dolls” to “Parenthood”—and her new novel.Share
The Brian Lehrer Show: Mars & Venus at Work
Author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, John Gray, and workplace gender expert, Barbara Annis, talk about their new book.Share
Roots: The Definitive Compendium with more than 225 Recipes by Diane Morgan
Recipe: Rutabaga Hash
“I’m not a big meat-eater, and I’m a huge fan of the root vegetable. They’re healthy, hearty, versatile, sustainable and budget-friendly –- so what’s not to like? This is a beautiful book with about 225 recipes utilizing root veggies that run the gamut from the familiar (potatoes, carrots, beets) to the obscure (cassava, galangal and crosnes). There is fascinating history and lore accompany each, as well as tips for buying, storing, using and cooking. So it’s both a reference book, and a cookbook.” - Jen Russell, Sr. ProducerShare