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Irene Pollin Reflects On Her "Unexpected" Life

Out with a self-published memoir, former Washington sports team co-owner Ireme Pollin sits down with Kojo to reflect on her "unexpected" life.

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Delia Ephron: "Siracusa"

A new novel from author and screenwriter Delia Ephron. It's a story of marriage and betrayal set in the Sicilian town of Siracusa.

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Woman Marries Man Who Got Her Attention With Tweets

He handled social media for a book shop in London. She found his tweets amusing. On Sunday, Victoria and Jonathan O'Brien tied the knot. And now their marriage is trending.
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Novelist Grapples With The Conflicted Feelings Of Caring For Aging Parents

Author Cathleen Schine says that living far away from an elderly parent can create feelings of guilt as well as those of relief. Her darkly comic new novel is They May Not Mean To, But They Do.
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Why Does Cynthia Ozick Write? 'I Simply Must,' She Says

The versatile author says that, like queens, writers are born into their profession. In her new book, Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays, she examines current and past literature.
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Recommended Reads To Prepare You For The Conventions

The Republican convention begins on Monday, and the Democrats get their turn the following week. Writer Thomas Mallon gives Linda Wertheimer a reading list to prepare for the conventions.
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'Missing, Presumed' Chronicles Ups And Downs Of Dating ... And Detective Work

At the beginning of Susie Steiner's new thriller, a detective is on a date with a man whose name she can't remember. Not long after, a well-connected university student goes missing.
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LISTEN: Author David Miller On The Relationship Between Police And Young Black Men

Educational consultant and author David Miller — whose work includes Ten Rules Of Survival When Stopped By The Police — talks with WAMU 88.5's Armando Trull about the recent killings of black men by police, and the reactions in his Southeast D.C. neighborhood.

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Poets Take Cues From Journalism In Recent Collections

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with our poetry reviewer Tess Taylor about three recent collections that take their cues from nonfiction, including Admit One by Martha Collins, Look by Solmaz Sharif and Olio by Tyehimba Jess.
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What Do Contested Conventions Look Like? Ask Hollywood And Sinclair Lewis

Thanks to movies, novels and TV, Bob Mondello knows what a contested convention would be like: raucous crowd, oppressive din and (if movies are any guide) Angela Lansbury scheming in the corner.

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