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Former Evangelical Pastor Rethinks His Approach To Courtship

Josh Harris, a former evangelical pastor, wrote an influential book on Christian courtship. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with him about the criticism he's gotten from people who grew up reading his book.

Reflecting On Police Shootings, Author Kwame Alexander Focuses On Next Generation

Children's author Kwame Alexander discusses last week's killing of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille, in addition to the shootings of the Dallas police officers.

'I Write About Awful People,' Says Gay Talese

"I'm a little bit drawn to what is forbidden," Talese adds, and he draws readers along with him in his latest book, The Voyeur's Motel, based on the journals of an innkeeper who spied on his guests.

In Search For Answers, Author George Saunders Covers Trump Campaign

The author, a self-professed liberal, traveled to Trump rallies to try to understand the candidate's appeal. He talks to NPR's Lynn Neary about what he's learned about American politics.

Poet Claudia Rankine On Latest Racial Violence

Claudia Rankine's acclaimed 2014 poetry book "Citizen" was a potent and incisive meditation on race. Rankine speaks with NPR's Lynn Neary about where the national conversation about race stands today.

Dispelling The Myth Of A Classless Society In 'White Trash'

Is America really a classless society? As part of the All Things Considered series, "The New Middle," NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to author Nancy Isenberg about her new book, White Trash which argues the notion of a classless society is a myth that hides an ugly truth about how we view the poor.

'Unbroken Brain' Explains Why 'Tough' Treatment Doesn't Help Drug Addicts

"We have this idea that if we are just cruel enough and mean enough ... to people with addiction, that they will suddenly wake up and stop, and that is not the case," journalist Maia Szalavitz says.
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A Conversation With Julian Fellowes

The global hit “Downton Abbey” chronicled the lives and loves of Britain’s nobility — and their downstairs staff — in an era of great social change. Now, the show’s creator explores money, desire and secrets in a new novel set in the 19th Century. A conversation with Julian Fellowes.


'Coyote America' Honors An Animal Making North America Home For Centuries

David Greene talks to historian Dan Flores about his book, Coyote America, a biography of an iconic animal of the American West. Increasingly, the coyote has become associated with suburban life.

Tracing The 'Rise Of The Judicial Right' To Warren Burger's Supreme Court

Burger served as chief justice of the Supreme Court from 1969 until 1986. Linda Greenhouse, author of The Burger Court, says those years helped establish the court's conservative legal foundation.