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Remembering Ruth Rendell, Master Of Smart And Socially Aware Suspense

The British novelist set shocking crimes in mundane settings — always adding a dash of social criticism. Critic Maureen Corrigan says she is forever giving Rendell's books to friends.
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'Fresh Air' Remembers Mystery Novelist Ruth Rendell

The British author wrote crime novels for 50 years, many featuring Chief Inspector "Reg" Wexford. Rendell died May 2. Originally broadcast in 1989 and 2005.
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Six Weeks In World War I Transformed How Wars Are Fought

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with historian Diana Preston about her book A Higher Form of Killing: Six Weeks in World War I That Forever Changed the Nature of Warfare.
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Gangsters, Goons And 'Grievous Bodily Harm' In Ted Lewis' London

Soho Press recently reissued the late British crime writer's final novel. Critic John Powers says Lewis' GBH is a pulp-fiction triumph worthy of Jim Thompson or James Ellroy.
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Bookend: How Life In Washington Fostered A Book About Detroit

In our ongoing series about Washington's literary scene, we talk with debut novelist Angela Flournoy about her book The Turner House.

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Book Review: 'The New World'

NPR's Alan Cheuse reviews the novel, The New World, by Chris Adrian and Eli Horowitz.
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How NASA's Space Race Helped To Integrate The South

Writers Richard Paul and Steven Moss's new book is called We Could Not Fail. It's about the first African-Americans to work for NASA. They profile 10 African-American scientists and engineers.
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Pedro Martinez On 2004 Red Sox: 'We Were A Laughing Group'

Pitching great Pedro Martinez, who helped end the Boston Red Sox World Series drought, talks about his new memoir Pedro.
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'Tales' Of Pig Intelligence, Factory Farming And Humane Bacon

Journalist Barry Estabrook wanted to know more about the animal and its journey from the farm to his plate. In a new book, he explores the dichotomies of the industry that's raising our pork chops.
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'One Of Us' Examines The Damaged Inner Terrain Of Norwegian Mass Shooter

Journalist Asne Seierstad's book chronicles the 2011 shooting massacre in her country. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls the work "engrossing, important and undeniably difficult to read."

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