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Franklin Expedition Find May Reveal 'The Horror Of The Darkness'

One of the ships from a failed expedition to the Arctic in the 1800s was recently discovered. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Dan Simmons, who wrote a best-selling fictionalized account of the disaster.
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Peter Thiel In 'Zero To One': How To Develop The Developed World

NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to investor and Paypal cofounder Peter Thiel about his new book, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future.
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Daisy Hernandez: "A Cup Of Water Under My Bed"

A new memoir about growing up a bisexual Cuban-Colombian woman in an immigrant family outside New York City.

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Misty Copeland On Broadening 'Beauty' And Being Black In Ballet

In her new children's book, Firebird, Copeland seeks to inspire other young African-American dancers. "It's hard to be the one that stands out," she says.
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9 Ridiculously Cute Underwater Puppies (You're Welcome)

Seth Casteel explains the logistics of shooting his latest book: "I'm wearing a dog costume so that the dogs can feel like I'm one of the pack. ... Just kidding. ... I usually just wear a wet suit."
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How 'Gatsby' Went From A Moldering Flop To A Great American Novel

In So We Read On, Maureen Corrigan looks at the story behind The Great Gatsby, from F. Scott Fitzgerald's life to the era in which it's set. She says it's her favorite novel, but it wasn't always.
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'Neverhome' by Laird Hunt

Kojo talks to Laird Hunt about the unlikely heroine of his critically acclaimed book "Neverhome," and her odyssey across some of history's grizzliest battlefields.

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Fact Meets Fiction In Tale Of A Slave, Explorer And Survivor

A Moroccan slave named Estebanico was one of only four men to survive a 1528 expedition to America from Spain. The Moor's Account, a fictional memoir by Laila Lalami, tells the story through his eyes.
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A Nameless Character Lost And Adrift In 'The Dog'

NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Joseph O'Neill about his new novel, The Dog. Its protagonist, reeling from a breakup, escapes from New York to Dubai, only to find its not the fresh start he'd hoped for.
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'What If' There Were An Entire Book Devoted To Absurd Hypotheticals?

In a new book, Randall Munroe — creator of the web comic xkcd and a former NASA roboticist — tackles pressing questions like What would happen if all of humanity jumped at once in Rhode Island?

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