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'After Birth' Author On 'Mommy Wars': 'It Doesn't Have To Be This Way'

"We are pitted against each other and ultimately, then, are pitted against ourselves," says writer Elisa Albert. Her new novel is about the singular and universal experience of having a baby.
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Prisoners Of War And Ojibwe Reservation Make Unlikely Neighbors In 'Prudence'

Native American writer David Treuer bases the World War II camp for German prisoners on a real-life one that existed near the village of Bena, Minn., on the Leech Lake Reservation where he grew up.
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Struggling Writer's Debut Novel Gets Coveted Oprah Winfrey Nod

Oprah Winfrey has named Ruby, a novel about a beautiful, abused woman in Texas, as her March book club selection. That could make first-time novelist Cynthia Bond into a literary star.
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The Woman Behind Marvel's Newest Team Of Heroines

G. Willow Wilson says it's been a blast creating a team of all-female Avengers for the new Marvel Universe coming in May. "We really got no directives besides 'Pick your team and go nuts,' " she says.
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Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon On Marriage, Music And Moving On

Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore were indie rock's power couple — until their marriage, and their band, ended in 2011. Gordon looks back on the experience in a new memoir called Girl in a Band.
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Reckoning With Afghanistan's Toll In 'Green On Blue'

"Green on Blue" tells the story of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of an Afghan orphan. NPR's; Rachel Martin speaks to the unlikely author: Elliot Ackerman, a former U.S. marine.
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Exploring The Solar System Through The Eyes Of Robotic Voyagers

The Voyager spacecraft revolutionized our understanding of space. In a new book, The Interstellar Age, planetary scientist Jim Bell shares stories about the planning and excitement back on Earth.
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Through 10 Years Of Mining His Grief, A Novelist Makes 'Nice'

Matt Sumell wrote Making Nice in part as a response to his mother's death from cancer. "I was using the good luck of bad luck," he says. "You use what hurts."
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From Iran To Comedy Central: Maz Jobrani's Path To 'Middle Eastern Funny Man'

The Iranian-American comic came to the U.S. when he was 6 years old, just before Iran's 1979 revolution. His new memoir is I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One on TV.
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Kidnappings Inspire Photojournalist Lynsey Addario's Memoir

American photojournalist Lynsey Addario, who has survived kidnappings in Iraq and Libya, talks to Renee Montagne about her new book, It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War.

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