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'The Moon': Children's Book Tackles Lifelong Themes

Host Rachel Martin speaks with author Natalie Babbitt about her new book, The Moon Over High Street. Babbitt is a celebrated writer of children's literature, including the classic, Tuck Everlasting. She's won the Newbery Honor Medal and five of her books have been ALA Notable Children's Books.
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The Battle Of The Sexes: When Women Out-Earn Men

Liza Mundy, author of The Richer Sex, discusses the trend — and implications — of women becoming the primary breadwinners in their families, a phenomenon that cuts across race, class and geographic location.
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'The O'Briens': A Multigenerational Canadian Epic

Peter Behrens' new novel starts with a teen, ends with a railroad magnate, and covers plenty of ground in between. Canada's nation-building is the background of this sweeping family saga.
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I Confess Because I'm A Sinful Man, Author Says

Host Michel Martin talks with author Paul Wilkes about confession, or to be exact, The Art of Confession. That's the title of his new book. He's Catholic, but the kind of confession he calls for doesn't need you and a priest, separated by a thin wall. Wilkes says people of all faiths can have honest conversations with themselves.
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Revisiting John Updike's 'Fresh Air' Interviews

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist John Updike would have turned 80 on March 18, 2012. Fresh Air honors the late writer with excerpts from several interviews.
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The Religious Language In U.S. Foreign Policy

Historian Andrew Preston says questions in an undergraduate class he was teaching at the start of the 2003 invasion of Iraq spurred the research for his new book, Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith. "Once I started looking for religion [in U.S. foreign policy], it was everywhere," he says.

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