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How To Help Your Child's Brain Grow Up Strong

In a new book, neuroscientists Sam Wang and Sandra Aamodt detail how parents can help their children learn the ABCs and self-control. The book, Welcome to Your Child's Brain, explores how the human brain develops from infancy to adolescence.
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Exclusive First Read: Colson Whitehead's 'The Noble Hustle'

Colson Whitehead's account of his anhedonic adventures at the World Series of Poker is tough and tasty — like a good piece of beef jerky.
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After His Brother's Suicide, Writer Seeks Comfort In 'All The Wrong Places'

In his new memoir, Philip Connors writes about "living in the shadow of a suicide." Wracked by guilt and haunted by what-ifs, Connors investigated his brother's death and learned a terrible secret.
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Family Secrets — And Mango Chutney — In 'Don't Let Him Know'

Longtime Morning Edition commentator Sandip Roy has written a new novel, propelled by family secrets, which crisscrosses back and forth between the two "Cals" in his life: California and Calcutta.
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'After Birth' Author On 'Mommy Wars': 'It Doesn't Have To Be This Way'

"We are pitted against each other and ultimately, then, are pitted against ourselves," says writer Elisa Albert. Her new novel is about the singular and universal experience of having a baby.
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Book Review: Ross Ritchell's 'The Knife'

Alan Cheuse reviews Ross Ritchell's new novel, The Knife.
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Victorian Romance Meets 'House Of Cards' In 'Mr. And Mrs. Disraeli'

Daisy Hay's new book is a joint biography of 19th century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli and his wife, Mary Anne, whose fortune and status as a gentile helped boost her husband's career.
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Prisoners Of War And Ojibwe Reservation Make Unlikely Neighbors In 'Prudence'

Native American writer David Treuer bases the World War II camp for German prisoners on a real-life one that existed near the village of Bena, Minn., on the Leech Lake Reservation where he grew up.
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Becoming American: Immigrants Tweet Their Stories

Entrepreneurs and engineers, performers and professors are among those who are sharing their stories about becoming American on Twitter.
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Struggling Writer's Debut Novel Gets Coveted Oprah Winfrey Nod

Oprah Winfrey has named Ruby, a novel about a beautiful, abused woman in Texas, as her March book club selection. That could make first-time novelist Cynthia Bond into a literary star.

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