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From A Whaling Ship To A Mysterious Painting, New Novels Deliver Big Thrills

Reviewer Maureen Corrigan says Ian McGuire's The North Water and Dominic Smith's The Last Painting of Sara de Vos are suspenseful historical novels that may just give readers nightmares.

'Scary Old Sex': Stories Of Love From The Aged

Seventy-four-year-old author Arlene Heyman discusses her debut short-story collection, which focuses on the sex lives and intimate relationships of characters in their 60s and 70s.
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The Complicated And Contradictory Messages Young Girls Are Getting About Sex

In a new book author Peggy Orenstein says even if this age of helicopter parenting, today's mothers and fathers have little idea what their daughters are doing sexually and how they feel about it.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Author Jung Yun Talks 'Shelter' With The Kojo Nnamdi Show's Ruth Tam

In her debut novel, Jung Yun crafts a family drama with all the tension of a thriller. She'll talk with The Kojo Nnamdi Show producer Ruth Tam about her work and her influences.


'The Lost Neruda' Can Now Be Found In 'Then Come Back'

In 2014, archivists were combing through Pablo Neruda's files when they came upon some unknown works. These writings have been translated into English and are now being published in a new collection.

We Eat Tomatoes, Why Not Tornadoes? A New Kids' Book Clears Up The Confusion

Can I Eat That? by food critic Joshua David Stein gets young readers curious about their food. And it's fun for adults, too!

50 Shades Of Shakespeare: How The Bard Used Food As Racy Code

The eggplant and peach emoji are standard code for racy thoughts these days, but food has been used for sexual innuendo for centuries. Shakespeare was a pro. (Happy Shakespeare Week!)

David Duchovny On Baseball And How 'X-Files' Made Him A Better Writer

The co-star of the X-Files discusses his novel, Bucky F*cking Dent, about a son reuniting with his absentee father. Duchovny earned a master's degree in literature before starting his TV career.

A Thrilling TV Adaptation Of John Le Carré's 'Night Manager'

Le Carré's 1993 novel comes to life in a six-part AMC series. John Powers says the show, which jets from Egyptian streets to posh Alpine lodges, is one of the most enjoyable thrillers he's seen on TV.
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Chris Anderson: "TED Talks"

Chris Anderson – the head of TED Talks – on fifteen years of speeches by some of the world's most innovative thinkers. Plus his take on the do's and don'ts of public speaking.