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Coming To 'Americanah': Two Tales Of Immigrant Experience

The new book from Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a knockout of a novel about immigration that transcends genre. It's everything from a coming-of-age novel to a romance to a comic novel of social manners to an up-to-the-minute meditation on race.

Breast Cancer, Risk And Women's Imperfect Choices

When Angelina Jolie went public about her preventive mastectomy, women who have struggled with the same tough choices spoke out about the dilemmas of medical choice.

Book News: Justice Department Says Apple Led Price-Fixing Ring

Also: George Orwell's rules for making tea; what Antigone can teach us about the burial of Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Easy Rawlins Is Alive, Or Is He?

After six years, author Walter Mosley breathes life back into his detective hero Easy Rawlins — thought dead after crashing his car off a cliff. Easy embarks on another case, but as the lines blur between death and dying, he may discover answers to questions he hadn't thought to ask.

Author Neil Gaiman On Making 'Good Art'

A year ago, Gaiman delivered a commencement address to Philadelphia's University of the Arts urging fledgling creatives to make good art. He said he never expected to give advice to graduates, since he never attended college himself. His new book, Make Good Art, is based on that address.

Gerwig, Baumbach Poke At Post-College Pangs

In Frances Ha, a 27-year-old (Greta Gerwig) navigates New York City — and the transition from prolonged adolescence to proper adulthood. Gerwig and director Noah Baumbach co-wrote the script; they join Fresh Air's Terry Gross to talk about the project.

Why Angelina Jolie's Op-Ed Matters

Angelina Jolie's surgery perhaps shouldn't matter, but it will to someone.
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Therese Anne Fowler: "Z: A Novel Of Zelda Fitzgerald"

Author Therese Anne Fowler talks about her fictional take on Zelda Fitzgerald -- the woman, muse and icon who continues to fascinate.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 14

You can see a children’s play about an aspiring middle school rock star, or hear a local author talk about his latest book.