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'The Assassination Of Margaret Thatcher' And Other Stories From Hilary Mantel

Heads tend to roll, figuratively and otherwise, in Mantel's writing. Critic Maureen Corrigan says this new short story collection — about grotesque characters in the modern world — is breathtaking.
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Get To Know The Finalists For The 2014 National Book Award

The shortlists — for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature — were announced Wednesday on Morning Edition.
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Book News: Big Names And A Few Surprises Among National Book Award Finalists

The prominent literary prize narrowed its nominees to 20 writers — a mix of heavyweights and many new ones. And across the Atlantic, Richard Flanagan won Britain's biggest award, the Man Booker Prize.
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National Book Award Finalists To Be Announced

Finalists for the National Book Awards will be announced on Wednesday's Morning Edition. You've already heard from some of the contenders who have previously been on NPR.
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Australian Novelist Richard Flanagan Awarded Booker Prize

The head of the judge's committee says The Narrow Road to the Deep North, the story of POWs in World War II forced to build the Thailand Burma Railway, is a "magnificent novel of love and war."
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Journalist Talks Confidential Sources, Getting Subpoenaed And His New Book

James Risen could face prison for refusing to reveal his source for a story about a botched CIA operation intended to sabotage Iran's nuclear weapons program. His new book is Pay Any Price.
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In This 'Alphabet,' 'O' Is For Helpful Owl And 'C' Is For Escapist Cup

From a cup who dreams of a window seat to a problem-solving owl, Oliver Jeffers' new picture book, Once Upon an Alphabet, gives each letter its own story.
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Book Review: 'J'

A review of J by Howard Jacobson.
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Friction Can Save Your Sandwich, And Other Tips For Better Bites

Many sandwiches lack structural integrity due to "the sliced cucumber conundrum," says Dan Pashman, author of Eat More Better. He has fixes for it and other kitchen woes — like sad-looking leftovers.
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'As You Wish': Take A Peek At The Making Of 'The Princess Bride'

Actor Cary Elwes, best known for his dashing performance as the heroic farm boy Westley in The Princess Bride, has a new book out, full of memories from the cast of the cult classic.

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