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Book News: New Claims About Nixon In Posthumous Robert Bork Memoir

Also: Drag queen is uninvited to Dr. Seuss reading; course syllabi of famous authors; and Russell Brand is working on a new book.
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Jamaica Kincaid

Kojo talks with author Jamaica Kincaid about what's really at the heart of "See Now Then," her childhood and her career thus far.

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Readers' Review: "The Lonely Girl" By Edna O'Brien

For this month's Readers’ Review: Edna O’Brien’s “Country Girls” trilogy was banned –- and burned -- when it was first published in the 1960s. The series’ second novel traces the sexual awakening of two Irish girls of that era.

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Book News: 50 Poems From Rudyard Kipling Discovered

Also: Some authors are buying spots on bestseller lists; the legacy of Philip Roth; and details of Thomas Pynchon's next novel.
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Has The Nook Saved Barnes & Noble From Going The Way Of Borders?

In 2009, when Barnes and Noble was focused on competing with Borders, the company held out the arrival of the Nook as a force that would propel them to success. Now Borders is gone but Barnes and Noble is competing with corporate behemoths Apple and Amazon, and the Nook is falling far back in the pack.
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Under Ogawa's Macabre, Metafictional Spell

Fiction is reality and reality fiction in Revenge, Yoko Ogawa's absorbing cycle of interlinked, eerie tales. Readers may detect the shadows of Murakami, Borges and Poe, but, says critic Alan Cheuse, Ogawa's delicious tales cast their own singular spell.
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The Science Of Being 'Top Dog'

Some believe that competition is an art. Others believe it is a skill. A new book suggests it might be neither - and that there is a science behind winning. Host Michel Martin speaks with authors, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, about Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing.

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