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Take A Walk With Judy Blume Through Her Old Miami Beach Neighborhood

Blume says her time in Miami Beach in the late '40s was the most important time in her childhood. Starring Sally J. Freedman As Herself is a slightly fictionalized autobiography of Blume's life there.
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'Project Fatherhood' Teaches Parenting Skills To Inner-City Dads

Mike Cummings and Jorja Leap are working with men in Los Angeles — many of whom are former gang members — to help them find something that was missing from their lives as they grew up: fatherhood.
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Readers' Review: "Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng

Set in small-town Ohio in the 1970s, the novel tells the story of a Chinese American family as it grapples with a daughter’s tragic death. Join us for our next Readers’ Review on Wednesday, June 24.

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Could The Masterpiece Be A Fake? Profit, Revenge And 'The Art Of Forgery'

The art world is "fertile ground for criminals," says art scholar Noah Charney. In his new book, The Art of Forgery, he traces a tradition of fakes and forgeries that dates back to the Renaissance.
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Beyond The 'Sometimes Sentimental' Story Of Filipino Migrants

Mia Alvar's new short story collection spans the globe — from Manila to New York to Manama, Bahrain — to offer a more complicated narrative of Filipino exiles, emigres and wanderers.
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This Weekend, 'Caminar' Navigates Horrors With Poetry

In this installment of our Weekend Reads series, author Meg Medina selects Skila Brown's novel in poems Caminar, which follows a young boy who survives the slaughter of his village in Guatemala.
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After Years Of Blackouts, A Writer Remembers What She 'Drank To Forget'

Sarah Hepola's memoir Blackout is filled with stories that are both funny and tragic — about how she'd drink to excess, and then try to piece it all together the following day.
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From Civilian To Spy: How An Average Guy Helped Bust A Russian Agent

You'd think spying on the Russians would require some training, but Naveed Jamali had none. "Probably some Magnum P.I. episodes and a few movies here and there," he says. "That was about it."
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Survival Is Insufficient: 'Station Eleven' Preserves Art After The Apocalypse

In Emily St. John Mandel's novel, Station Eleven, a Shakespearean troupe clings to scraps of civilization after a deadly pandemic. Mandel and NPR's Scott Simon talk about art at the end of the world.
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Jacqueline Woodson On Growing Up, Coming Out And Saying Hi To Strangers

Woodson, the author of the young adult novel Brown Girl Dreaming, says that growing up in South Carolina, she knew that the safest place was with her family. Originally broadcast Dec. 10, 2014.

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