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A Witch's Brew Of Fear And Fantasy: America's Tiny Reign Of Terror

Pulitizer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff's last book was a best-seller about Cleopatra. Now, the Massachusetts native is out with a history of a subject closer to home: the 1692 Salem witch trials.

In 'Brothers,' A Pair Of Divergent Paths Split By Race

Illustrator Barry Moser's new memoir, We Were Brothers, explores his relationship with his sibling Tommy. Tommy absorbed the racism passed down by their parents, while Barry left the family behind.

'After Alice' Gets Lost In Wonderland, Sensible Bestie Comes To Her Rescue

Gregory Maguire, of Wicked fame, has written a kind of parallel narrative to Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. This story focuses on Ada, a friend who knows Alice needs help getting home.

In 10,000 Snaps Of The Shutter, A 'Photographic Census' Of A City

Brandon Stanton left a life in finance for an entirely different quest: to snap the portraits of 10,000 people. The project eventually became Humans of New York, a blog and the basis for two books.

From Shirley Bassey To Sam Smith, Bond Songs Remain A Pop Oddity

Scott Simon speaks with the authors of a new book about the two dozen theme songs produced by the James Bond films, and what they say about the times in which they were written.

CNN Anchor Talks 'Running Dangerously'

Tom Foreman, the CNN anchor and reporter, is training for Sunday's Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. He takes a break from his run to chat with NPR's Scott Simon about his new book on running.

Patti Smith Looks Back On Life Before She Became The Godmother Of Punk

The singer joins Fresh Air for a conversation about her career and her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Smith's new memoir is M Train. Originally broadcast in 1996 and 2010.

In 'NOPI,' An Ottolenghi Cooking Journey From Middle East To Far East

Yotam Ottolenghi and his head chef Ramael Scully discuss NOPI, their latest cookbook. It's named for the popular London restaurant that Ottolenghi owns and where Scully is head chef.
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Kevin Costner And Jon Baird: "The Explorers Guild: Volume One: A Passage To Shambhala"

Kevin Costner is best known for his roles in films like "Field of Dreams" and "Dances with Wolves." Now, he has written a book with co-author Jon Baird. It's an adventure story called "The Explorers Guild," that takes readers back to World War I and a mysterious golden city of Buddhist myth.


Flights Of Fancy: Exploring The Songs And Pathways Of 'The Living Bird'

Wildlife photographer Gerrit Vyn and essayist Scott Weidensaul share bird calls and discuss some of the remarkable abilities of birds. Both men contributed to a new book about North American birds.