Barrie Hardymon appears in the following:
Sunday, October 18, 2020
Lauren Tarshis's I Survived series takes kids through famous historical disasters — and more recent ones like the California wildfires. So they're perfect pandemic books for anxious little readers.
Saturday, December 21, 2019
This Christmas a new adaptation of Little Women hits theaters. But must you read Louisa May Alcott's classic before you see the latest screen version? The answer is ... it depends.
Saturday, July 20, 2019
When it's super hot, sometimes cold thoughts is all you've got. Three NPR colleagues offer suggestions on what to watch, hear and read to get in a chilled state of mind.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
The novelist, who died last week at 91, was often slammed by critics as a frivolous sex-and-shopping writer. But her luxuries were meticulously researched and her sex scenes gloriously shameless.
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Need summer book recommendations? From new novels, to classics, to nonfiction, here are our suggestions.
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Judith Viorst's new collection of poetry is called Nearing 90, though she's quick to note she's only "a girl of 88." She's still writing, looking forward to grandchildren graduation, and feeling good.
Sunday, October 28, 2018
It's hard to remember a world before Harry Potter. But it's been 20 years since readers in the U.S. were first introduced to the boy wizard, whose story has captivated audiences since.
Sunday, July 08, 2018
Too hot to go outside? Weekend Edition has some suggestions for what to read while curled up under your ceiling fan this summer.
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Weekend Edition editor Barrie Hardymon remembers saving up for her first Kate Spade bag as a young New York music student. Yes, it held her Russian novels — but it also represented something more.
Sunday, August 06, 2017
After the success of shows like The Handmaid's Tale, more and more books are leaping from page to small screen.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Greek, Roman and Viking myths have always been perfect for teenagers — they're all id! — so NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro gets recommendations for new books using them as source material.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood was a best-seller list after the 2016 election. We reread the dystopian classic to prep for a new TV miniseries that begins next week.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Nevermind that she didn't like kids all that much — Brown wrote books they adored. One of her previously unpublished picture books has just come out, as has a new biography of this brave, bold author.
Sunday, January 01, 2017
Carrie Fisher's well known for her acting and comedy. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Weekend Edition books editor Barrie Hardymon about why we should remember Fisher as not just a Hollywood star.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
One of the profound pleasures of reading to children, says Barrie Hardymon, is the thrill of sharing a story's secrets for the first time.
Monday, November 02, 2015
The arrival of a new mystery in a beloved series is always a much anticipated occasion — what's been happening with our favorite private eye? Has an admired police captain been promoted? Has a young lady hacker survived the vicissitudes of the last volume?
The third volume of the Cormoran ...
Friday, February 13, 2015
If the cold and snow has you feeling, well, frigid, here's the solution. Five titillating titles that'll put you in a steamy frame of mind.
Monday, June 10, 2013
My summer reading preferences are so particular they have, at times, stopped me from reading at all. I need a romance for a train trip — for obvious reasons. When it's hot, I prefer something with no climate congruence at all; I've never enjoyed Anna Karenina so much as I ...