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Con Slobodchikoff:"Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals"

If we could talk to the animals, Dr. Con Slobodchikoff says we can learn animal language.

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Oprah's Second Pick: A First-Time Novelist

Oprah Winfrey's second pick for her rebooted book club is The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, by first-time novelist Ayana Mathis. It's a chronicle of the Great Migration of African-Americans leaving the rural South, following a family matriarch who leaves Georgia to start a new life in Philadelphia.
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Book Review: 'Ru'

Alan Cheuse reviews the first novel of Kim Thuy, Ru. The 2009 book has just been translated from French to English.
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The Feds Can Tell Ernest Hemingway's Cats What To Do; Here's Why

Cats descended from one given to the writer live at the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum in Key West. A visitor filed a complaint with the law. Now, judges have said the U.S. Department of Agriculture can regulate those felines. Yes, Hemingway's cats are a federal case. It's a long story.
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Mark Brazaitis: "The Incurables"

Award-winning writer Mark Brazaitis talks with Diane about his latest collection of short stories.

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'Torn': Living As An Openly Gay Christian

Justin Lee grew up in a Southern Baptist family. At age 18, he came out to his family and church, who had trouble accepting him as a gay man. Lee later started the Gay Christian Network to encourage a dialogue between gay Christians, their families and their churches. His new book is Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays Vs. Christians Debate.
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A Wintry Mix: Alan Cheuse Selects The Season's Best

Critic Alan Cheuse maps out a winter wonderland of fiction and poetry — from ancient Greece to the near-future visions of Walter Mosley, a selection of the best books to give and receive this holiday season. Cheuse says these five books strike the perfect balance between lyricism and narrative.
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Kids And Young Adult Winter Reading

Winter reading suggestions for the tots and teens in your life.

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