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'The Face Of Britain' Tells A Nation's History Through Portraits

Art historian Simon Schama shares the stories behind the artworks — from the portrait that made an 18th-century actor into a star, to the one Winston Churchill's secretary threw into a bonfire.

Blogger Luvvie Ajayi Is Judging You With Her New Book

Blogger Luvvie Ajayi discusses her new book I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual, which has her takes on pop culture and more.

In 'Jerusalem,' Nothing You've Ever Lost Is Truly Gone

The house Alan Moore was born in was torn down in 1969 — along with most of the rest of his neighborhood. But in his new novel, Jerusalem, the legendary comics creator brings it all back to life.

'Juniper': The Story Of A Premature Baby Girl Who Grew To Be 'Perfect'

Kelley Benham French and husband Tom French tell the story of the tough decisions they made after the premature birth of their daughter in the memoir Juniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon.

Emma Donoghue's New Novel Follows "The Wonder" Of Starvation

The main character in Emma Donoghue's new novel "The Wonder" is a little Irish girl who refuses to eat. She says she's been kept alive by "manna from heaven." NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the author.

Laia Jufresa Weaves Together Richness Through Common Grief In Debut Novel 'Umami'

Laia Jufresa's new novel Umami traces a group of neighbors, each getting over a private grief. Scott Simon asks Jufresa about the book and the woman who translated it from Spanish to English.

Writer Mat Johnson On 'Loving Day' And Life As A 'Black Boy' Who Looks White

As a biracial child growing up in Philadelphia, Mat Johnson identified as black, but looked white. His latest novel is about a man returning to his childhood home. Originally broadcast June 29, 2015.

The 'Racial Cleansing' That Drove 1,100 Black Residents Out Of Forsyth County, Ga.

In 1912, white mobs set fire to black churches and black-owned businesses. Eventually the entire black population of Forsyth County was driven out, says Blood at the Root author Patrick Phillips.
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The Story Behind The Rise Of ADHD In The United States

An investigative journalist traces the widespread misdiagnosis of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder in the United States.


Why Abby Wambach Doesn't Want To Be Known 'Just As A Soccer Player'

Wambach scored 184 goals, more than any other man or woman in the history of international soccer. Still, she knew that someday that identity would end — and "what then?" Her new memoir is Forward.