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Settlement Brings An Early End To Apple's Price-Fixing Case

Apple has reached an out-of-court settlement with states' attorneys general and a number of other complainants over e-book price fixing. Apple had been facing some $800 million in damages.

Joshua Ferris Takes On Atheism In 'To Rise Again'

In Joshua Ferris' third novel, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, the protagonist is a dentist wrestling with his atheism. Ferris says his character, like all dentists, is "chronically misunderstood."

Sherr's Book Reveals Details Of Astronaut Sally Ride's Personal Life

Linda Wertheimer talks to journalist Lynn Sherr about her friendship with the late Sally Ride. Sherr has written a book, Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space.

Book Your Trip: Because Reading Is About The Journey

The Mouse and the Motorcycle and The Motorcycle Diaries? Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Go, Dog, Go!? Members of the NPR Books team explain how they assembled their unconventional summer lists.

'The Unwitting' Explores The Lure Of Complicity

The Unwitting by Ellen Feldman is part love story, part mystery and part political thriller set during the Cold War.
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In New Memoir, Marion Barry Defends Legacy While Calling Out Foes

Marion Barry is both introspective and combative in his new autobiography, writing that his legacy should be known for more than the 1990 arrest that brought him worldwide notoriety.

Painful Path To Fatherhood Inspires Poet's New Collection

Douglas Kearney tells NPR's Rachel Martin about the anguish of miscarriages and the tough decisions presented by in vitro fertilization — experiences that inspired his latest book, Patter.

A Media Critique In 'The Last Magazine'

When Michael Hastings died, he was known as a reporter. The Last Magazine, just published posthumously, proves him a novelist as well. NPR's Rachel Martin discusses it with his widow, Elise Jordan.

'Brutal Youth': Three High Schoolers Fight To Survive Bullying

Entertainment Weekly reporter Anthony Breznican calls his debut novel a mix between Fight Club and The Breakfast Club.

Author Reveals Imagined Pop Icons' Letters In 'Dear Luke'

Dear Luke, We Need To Talk. Darth is a fictitious compilation of notes and letters by some of popular culture's beloved characters. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with its author, John Moe.